Chapter 19. You Have Connections to More People Than You Think

Stanley Milgram, a researcher at Yale University, conducted several unusual experiments in the 1960s. One project involved selecting an obscure name in a distant U.S. state and then asking nearly 300 students to work at finding this person’s contact information. He found that the greatest number of people his students had to contact to reach anyone, anywhere in the country, was six. Although Dr. Milgram’s theory has yet to be scientifically proven, its message has made headway into popular culture. It is now often said that there are only “six degrees of separation” between each of us and almost anyone in the world. What a fabulous resource we have!


It is said that there are only ...

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