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Working the Crowd by Eileen Brown

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YOUR STRONG AND WEAK TIES

Strong ties can guide you towards other strong networking hubs, and they tend to indicate powerful networks, with very well connected individuals at the hub.

Unusual information tends to flow better between the weaker ties in your network.

Your strong ties probably have access to the same information that you have. These ties are in the same network as you are and they are less likely pass information around. This same information, however, may be news to the weaker ties in your organisation.

People connected to you by weaker ties are more likely to propagate the information to people outside your network.

Some individuals are very well connected to other people who work in tightly connected groups like a network ...

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