Being a connector is important (Just ask Malcolm Gladwell in his now famous ‘Tipping Point’). Being connected has enabled meetings, created jobs, and in some cases social climbing too! So why is it we are so busy discussing how Malcolm Turnbull spoke to Donald Trump?
The power of your network is important to everyone and any business. In China, all of this is common place and just considered a way of life. These networks are not transactional they are reciprocal.
The most important lesson for all of us, it to recognise the social capital in our relationships and to treat them with respect.