Ross’ Remarks: I’d like to thank Nathaniel Malka for this piece. While it may seem fairly obvious to some, most of us live in very closed networks of similar ideas, class strata, educational background, and cosmopolitan views. This piece uses social science (psychology, sociology) to argue that people with open, broad, diverse networks will have better career mobility. Another way to put it, being open minded in your relationships will pay dividends in your work.
It has been over three years since Steve Jobs died. Since then, books have been written and movies have been made…..