Instant network. Well... almost.
Here's a story and a set of strategies from someone who built a network from scratch in the U.S. four years ago. He moved here from France in 2008. Four years is a blink of the eye in the business world.
What I like here is that he describes a strategy of snowballing his connections on LinkedIn. One connection leads to two more, which lead to two more apiece, and so on. In other words, networking is more than just meeting one person face-to-face, making the LinkedIn connection, and then staring at that one lonely "friend" on LinkedIn.
Use each connection as a multiplier.
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