Marissa King’s fascinating new book “Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection” is leading people to completely rethink the networks they have and the networks they need. We all know that people who progress in their careers – and in life – manage their networks with great skill. What has been missing until now is a practical way to think about becoming a better networker, based on real research. Armed with these ideas, you can stop being a networking nincompoop (as many of us are) and use the power of networks to improve your opportunities, skills and life chances. Really looking forward to a stimulating conversation!
Rita Gunther McGrath is a best-selling author, a sought-after speaker, and a longtime professor at Columbia Business School. Rita is one of the world’s top experts on innovation and growth and is one of the most regularly published authors in the Harvard Business Review. She is consistently ranked among the top 10 management thinkers in the world and was ranked #1 for strategy by Thinkers50. Rita is the author of the best-selling The End of Competitive Advantage (Harvard Business Review Press, 2013). Her new book is Seeing Around Corners: How to Spot Inflection Points in Business Before They Happen (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2019).