David Burkus: Understanding the Hidden Networks That Can Transform our Lives and Our Careers

Networking is about far more than collecting business cards at events or increasing the number of connections you have on LinkedIn. It’s about relationships.  Within all of our relationships are hidden networks that have the potential transform our lives and careers.  We are all in the words of David Burkus “a friend of  friend.”


David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought after speaker, and associate professor of leadership and innovation at Oral Roberts University. His newest book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice. He’s delivered keynotes to the leaders of Fortune 500 companies and the future leaders of the United States Naval Academy. His TED talk has been viewed over 1.8 million times and he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review.

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