Wednesday, August 10, 2005

Who's the best person to connect to?

I'm venturing an educated guess that the best (most useful or valuable) person to connect to is someone:
  • that you trust, and who trusts you
  • who is very well networked

The best-seller The Tipping Point actually talks about such a person: the Connector. This is the person who seems to be connected to everybody in town.

(The other two important types of people mentioned by Gladwell in his book, is the Salesperson (who can promote effectively a person or a cause) and the Maven (who has lots of detailed information about many topics).