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getting my own Rolodex May 31, 2006

Posted by Timothy Li in Books, networking, Rolodex.
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I just finished reading Harvey Mackay's dig your well before you're thirsty, recommended by James Perly.Top three take aways for college students:

1. you have a network already, work on it
2. build a bigger one, offer your help
3. get your own Rolodex

What's Rolodex you ask, a way to effectively record information about your contacts. You can do this on your PDA or get a real Rolodex and do it primitively =)

In his book, Mackay convincies you of all three things and shows you what to do.

He goes one step further and defined "sixteen cornerstones" of a network. I found out by surprise that he ranked having a Travel Agent in your network the 3rd most important of all. =) guess I didn't pick a completely useless career path after all.

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1. Mary Jo - June 7, 2006

I’m actually old enough to remember having a Rolodex.

Regardless of how you keep the info, having a deep network is important — it’s the whole concept of six degrees of separation!

2. Timothy Li - June 7, 2006

Hi Mary Jo,
Thanks for stopping by.

six degrees of separation is a very intriguing concept, How much do you think the internet has effected this theory? =)


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