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How to Be a Power Connector: The 5+50+100 Rule for Turning Your Business Network into Profits by Judy Robinett

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Introduction

FROM FRANKLIN, IDAHO, TO PARK CITY, UTAH

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Skill is fine, and genius is splendid, but the right contacts are more valuable than either.

SIR ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Franklin, Idaho, my mother’s hometown, had a population of 300—mostly white, mostly Mormon—and for 14 years, it was my home. My dad had been in the military, but when I was 10 he retired, and we moved to Franklin. After having lived in Texas, Utah, and Wyoming, Franklin was a shock, especially when my dad marched me to the only church in town, the local LDS church. Even then I wanted to save the world, so he thought I’d grow up to be a hippie, and he figured the Mormons were ...

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