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Super-connectors

Super-connectors are people who know lots of people. They are known for having hundreds or thousands of contacts and their contacts often come from different walks of life.

If you are not a super-connector yourself, you should try to build up a good relationship with one. You can benefit strongly from knowing such a person.

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 If you build a basis of understanding and trust with someone, you can sure count on their help when you eventually face a problem you can’t solve alone.

Networking has a bad connotation because of people who build relationships just to exploit them. The key to successful networking is to add value to help others to succeed:

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