Facebook and Networking

It took me longer than I should have to arrive at the conclusion that networking is the difference between achieving merely very good things and achieving greatness. The best networker I know writes for this blog. The US is a very meritocratic country. Whatever your background, if you're good at what you do, you'll get far. But to get to the very top, you need to know the right people.

As wealth grows and material things become more accessible in the first world, social status will be the capital invested as a means to get rich.

Conjecture: In traditional societies the size of Dunbar's number, positive interactions such as friendliness, praise, and well wishes had to be balanced with negative interactions such as rebuke, scold, and revenge. With highly networked societies of abundance, the possibility of only positive interactions arises. Negative people can simply be ignored.

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