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Weak Ties

To Create A Real Connection, Show Vulnerability

Harvard Business Review | Michael Simmons | Posted 05.13.2014 | World

The hardest part of my business failing was not the loss of the business. It was the loss of the identity that came with being a successful entreprene...

The Most Crucial Thing That Employees Should Do at Work Is Build Weak Ties!

Jacob Morgan | Posted 05.18.2014 | Business
Jacob Morgan

We leverage weak ties all the time, for example when we send Linkedin messages to our contacts looking for new job opportunities or when requesting introductions to other people. Or how about when we get our weak ties to help tweet content out to their network?

Old-Fashioned Matchmaking Meets Facebook

Sasha Cagen | Posted 09.11.2011 | Media
Sasha Cagen

Jenny doesn't know any matches for us personally, but maybe her friends' friends do. If she posts on enough Facebook walls, will she find us all our soulmates?

Am I Better Than Facebook?

Claire Gordon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Claire Gordon

Facebook me is better than actual me. Smarter, wittier, funner, prettier. But does Facebook, as a platform, reduce the richness of my personhood? Absolutely.

The Facebook Effect: How Social Media are Transforming Our Capacity to Achieve

Rick Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rick Smith

For the first time in human history, technology enabled social media allow us to exponentially expand our network of weak ties, potentially into the thousands over a lifetime.