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    • My perspective about the Harvard Business Review Article
    • What skills are needed for contemporary career success
      • The diploma and CV are no longer the only ways to succeed
      • The connections are the key
      • To get a job
      • To finalize a deal
      • To find customers/suppliers
      • The ability to talk in public and convince is essential (pursuasion)
    • How are those skills different from past requirements
      • They differ in the way that they reflect more personal skills than technical ones
      • One job can be done very differently (and so the results vary) whether you have a good personality or good technique
    • How will you learn those skills?
      • Becoming a connector is about building (and keeping) relationships
      • During a conference with other companies, I would start by asking their business cards to all the people I met
      • I would ask my colleagues to introduce me to some people
      • For shy people, theater can be a help
    • What is the relationship between 'formal assignments' and 'connector skills'
      • Both of them are important
      • They bring an important value, on two different levels