What does it mean to be a connector?

Stack of open booksWhile I didn’t realize it at the time, I began my career as a connector when I started working as manuscript coordinator for Endocrinology and later as the managing editor for international peer-review medical journal, Endocrine. In order for scientific discovery to move forward, scientists perform experiments, write up the results which they submit to a peer-review journal so that other people in the same field of study can review their work. Continue reading

Like C.C. Chapman, I prefer smaller groups

networking peopleA couple of years ago when I read C.C. Chapman’s article, Yes, I’m Going to SXSW, But Not to Your Party, I nearly jumped for joy. He¬†wrote that he prefers small gatherings where he can get to know people. It’s O.K. to admit that?

If, C.C. Chapman can put that out there, so can I, and so can you.

When I first launched my own consulting business I was told that networking events were a must, so I attended most of the local events. And how many meaningful connections did I make, you ask? Continue reading