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11/25/09
Networking. Consequential Strangers
Filed under: Networking, Mature professionals
Posted by: site admin @ 7:51 am

We all hear about using our networks to
find opportunities.  The expansion of social
networking does not need much description.
The interesting notion of “consequential
strangers” should also be introduced to us.
These are the people who bring regularity,
information and novelty into our lives but are
not part of the inner core of our relationships.

M. Blau and K. Fingerman’s book describes
it as the people who seem not to matter but
really do.  For the action oriented person,
who does not want go into detailed explanations
take a look the book’s 2 appendices to help
you analyze your “social convoy” and determine
your  rewarding interactions.  Refer to a
blog on the topic to self explore in a quick
way.

Interestingly, this concept is quite useful for
managing all ages and stages of our lives.
Liked it very much and will explore it
in detail myself.

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