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Developing a Networking System


It is widely believed that 60-80 percent of jobs (and other opportunities) come through networking.

Its not the people you know, but the people that the people you know know and then the people they know.

It is the entire extended network.


A person’s performance reputation is fundamental to the willingness to recommend someone.

Performance is somewhat of a subjective idea and may require stealthfully educating others.

Managing Oneself provides some systematic guidance. Also see the September entries in The Daily Drucker

Networking is a life-long activity in an unfolding world (2020, 2030 …).

The resources listed below suggest the potential breadth involved. (calendarize this?)

Putting together your life-long, extended networking system involves collecting and organizing information.

Some kind of structured note-taking system for harvesting and organizing ideas is valuable in this kind of work.

I’m a Mac user.

I personally use OmniOutliner Pro, MindNode Pro (there is a free non-pro version), Scrivener, and DEVONthink Pro.

Unless you need a heavy article archiving solution, Scrivener should do the job (there’s a Windows version).

Harvest to action

Harvesting and implementing Work

Career and Life Guidance from Peter Drucker
is attention-directing work

See Career Networking article tags and Job Search bundle at delicious for some ideas specifically related to networking and job searches

cork board radar medium


bbx Career work plan development

bbx Performance planning for Resume and Job Interview preparation

You May Be Downsized, but You Can Stay in the Loop

Ten Principles for Life II

What do you want to be remembered for?

Executive responsibilities: communication

Marketing Yourself

Smart Questions: Interview Your Way to Job Success

Friends and lovers: How to meet people you want to meet

The Power of an Hour Chapters 8 and 19. Beware of the rest

Living in More Than One World: How Peter Drucker's Wisdom Can Inspire and Transform Your Life

The Brand You 50 : Or : Fifty Ways to Transform Yourself from an 'Employee' into a Brand That Shouts Distinction, Commitment, and Passion!

Mojo: How to Get It, How to Keep It, How to Get It Back if You Lose It

How To Talk To Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships by Leil Lowndes

What Do I Say Next?: Talking Your Way to Business and Social Success

How to Win Friends & Influence People by Dale Carnegie

Yes!: 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive

What Got You Here Won't Get You There (by Marshall Goldsmith)

How to have a beautiful mind (by Edward de Bono)

Reality Check

Society :: events :: stuff happening

Adventures of a Bystander

The Daily Drucker

The Big Question:
What are you willing to do?





“The greatest danger in times of turbulence is not turbulence; it is to act with yesterday’s logic”. — Peter Drucker

The shift from manual workers who do as they are being told — either by the task or by the boss — to knowledge workers who have to manage themselves ↓ profoundly challenges social structure

Managing Oneself is a REVOLUTION in human affairs.” … “It also requires an almost 180-degree change in the knowledge workers’ thoughts and actions from what most of us—even of the younger generation—still take for granted as the way to think and the way to act.” …

… “Managing Oneself is based on the very opposite realities: Workers are likely to outlive organizations (and therefore, employers can’t be depended on for designing your life), and the knowledge worker has mobility.” ← in a context




These pages are attention directing tools for navigating a world moving toward unimagined futures.

It’s up to you to figure out what to harvest and calendarize
working something out in time (1915, 1940, 1970 … 2040 … the outer limit of your concern)nobody is going to do it for you.

It may be a step forward to actively reject something (rather than just passively ignoring) and then figure out a coping plan for what you’ve rejected.

Your future is between your ears and our future is between our collective ears — it can’t be otherwise. A site exploration starting point



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