Friday, February 22, 2008

Finding Networking Advice in a Fortune Cookie

I got this Fortune Cookie over lunch, and I just had to share it, as I think it offers excellent guidance for all of us as we are networking: Don't be selfish when you talk to people. Ask how you can help them, and then help them. You will be amazed how doors will open to you when you offer to help someone.

I love serendipity, that sense of positive randomness (good things happen when you shuffle the deck), and I've always liked that purely American invention -- the Fortune Cookie -- as one of the purest examples of how people like to find order in chaos. Commercialized mini-destinies. It was fate that led me to open that Fortune Cookie...

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