Nerd Guru Reviews The Virtual Handshake

HP.com Chief Architect Pete Johnson, who I met here in Austin a couple of months ago, has posted a review of The Virtual Handshake on his blog (also made the front page of TechDispenser).

Pete was particularly taken with our “7 Keys to a Powerful Network” framework, which triggered one of those ah-hah moments for him:

This is all covered in the first two chapters of the book, but I spend a lot of time on it here because it not only provides a framework for the other chapters, but when I applied this analysis on my own career it had a pretty profound effect on me. What I realized was that I had a bigger network than I thought I did, despite never actively “networking” per se. However, I had pretty pitiful diversity outside my employer of the last 14 years.

You can see more of my thoughts on networking for nerds over at Linked Intelligence.