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Digital Leader by Erik Qualman

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CHAPTER FIFTEENConnections = Currency

“The problem with the world is we draw the circle of our family too small.”

MOTHER TERESA

How many friends do you have in your social networks? How many followers? How many are from foreign countries? What is your influence score? These questions are part of the younger generation’s everyday dialogue. The ability to statistically measure our relationships is new, but the importance of our relationships is as old as time itself. Do you remember the old adage, “it’s not what you know, it’s who you know”? This statement is just as true today.

Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People was first published in 1936 and is still one of the bestselling books in the world. While we don’t know what the ...

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