If you're in the job market, I suggest taking full advantage of LinkedIn and optimizing your profile. Seek out people who may be working at a company or in an industry that you're interested in and invite them out to lunch. Perhaps they won't have anything available for you right then and there, but they probably know someone who does.
For 38-year old Philadelphia native David Anderson, his life story represents the kind of comeback that often gets brushed aside by glossy celebrity tales that aren't easily relatable. But his resilience is the kind of brilliance that can inspire young and old and help counter the stereotypes of black men facing adversity.