"When we ask our users to name the best connectors they know, again and again, they introduce us to people who are private, modest and low key."
“I‘ve never liked the word ‘networking’”, says Susan Cain, a kind of “Queen of Quiet”, famous for her bestselling book, Quiet, about the power of introverts. “It suggests there’s only one way to form social connections.”
Uncomfortable with a more-is-better approach, Susan’s strategy is instead to “go through the world looking for kindred spirits.” This means, she says, that you want to help. “Connecting is effortless.”
It’s not only effortless, but effective.
Adam Grant — the bestselling author of Give and Take, and an incredibly generous, quiet connector — introduced me to Susan, as the “best connector I know”.
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Photo credit: from Renato Ganoza, Flickr
Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN