I found this to be a mini-course on how to increase personal connection from without and within. I liked the idea of 'growing' a network. Seems natural to me. It also reminds me of the productivity concepts--hard and soft landscape. Hard landscape is the must-do parts of any day, our hard promises--calendar dates, meetings, classes. These punctuate our day, but soft landscapes are more what this article is advocating--ways one could create a personal network, connections one might make to do that, and tools one might learn more about to build one's repertoire.
Worth a look and worth adding to your soft landscape as you trek through your day. Keep hydrated.