Work is the refuge of people who have nothing better to do. : Oscar Wilde

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Excellent Talk About Social Networks

“Social scientist Nicholas A. Christakis visits the RSA to explain how our social networks influence our ideas, emotions, health, relationships, behaviour, politics, and so much more. It transpires that your colleague's husband's sister can make you fat, even if you don't know her. And a happy friend is more relevant to your happiness than a bigger income. Our connections - our friends, their friends, and even their friends' friends - have an astonishing power to influence everything from what we eat to who we vote for. And we, in turn, influence others. Our actions can change the behaviours, the beliefs, and even the basic health of people we've never met.”

Connected: The amazing power of social networks and how they shape our lives”, from the Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce (RSA).

Including one every so tiny mention of where one should be within a network to be best positioned for job leads.