When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.
George Washington Carver
What is it that helps some people stand out? What helps certain individuals get picked out of the crowd – to attract attention and get noticed at work, at a party, in life?
I’m not talking about metaphorical crowds either. How do people stand out when they are in a literal crowd, say a room full of people at a networking event all clamouring for attention?
These were the kinds of questions I was looking to answer when I went to a networking breakfast one sunny but unexpectedly cold spring morning in west London. The venue: Lala Brasserie, a glass-fronted Mediterranean restaurant by a busy intersection. ...