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The power of connection is an important concept in business as well as in personal life, so whether you're a business owner or not, you might enjoy an article from RiverwoodWriter's blog called “Business networking and the power of connection” by guest blogger Damian Hamill of Watt Works Consulting Ltd. in the U.K. He cited a Harvard Business Review article and some interesting sociological research that concluded,

For personal and professional success – connect with other people.  Very often those who get the best out of such networking are those who go into such encounters looking for opportunities to do favours for others rather than helping themselves.

Don't you just love it when research confirms what you've believed all along?

Have a great day, and be open to connections all around you!

Photo Credit: “Group of Young People Waiting in Line” by Andres Rodriguez
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