Jul 13, 2018
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Conventional wisdom tells us that networking is about working a room and winning the most business cards. But does the traditional model truly promote authentic connections that will last long-term? Is there a better way to approach networking that builds deeper relationships faster—in a setting where introverts can thrive?
David Burkus is a best-selling author and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His is also a sought-after speaker, delivering keynotes for Fortune 500 companies as well as military leaders at the US Naval Academy and Naval Postgraduate School. In 2017, David was named as one of Thinkers50’s top thought leaders in business, and he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.
Today, David shares his journey to becoming a non-fiction writer, discussing what inspired him to use storytelling to write about the social sciences. He explains how book sales fuel the speaking engagements that make up the majority of his revenue. David describes the idea behind his latest book, Friend of a Friend, and its aim to redefine what it means to network. Listen in for David’s insight on shared activity as a powerful alternative to traditional networking and learn how introverts can thrive in a model that supports deeper connection!
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