Here is the link to Tyler McCormick's paper referenced: https://www.princeton.edu/~mjs3/mccormick_salganik_zheng10.pdf

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Nov 27, 2023·edited Nov 27, 2023Liked by Admired Leadership

Good morning,

Interesting article.

I have known some Bobs in the past. I think through the over three hundred individuals at our particular warehouse; there is only one Bob. He is a recent hire. Perhaps I am simply the outlier to Mr. McCormick's theory.

Regardless, I am for sincere networking. Treating the people like humans, then getting to know them as people. Rather then simply putting on a facade to use them like tools.

Thank you for your time.

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An interesting concept. Thinking of my own I don't think it applies. Now if it's how many have unusual spellings, that could work.

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I need to do better at this. We hammer networking in our leader development programs, and not wanting to be a hypocrite, I've starting make some effort at this. Reaching out to 1 or 2 people a month for a Coffee & Chat. I liked with Mike and Scott talked about during today's X Spaces - Have a bigger network gives you the opportunity to connect other people to one another. That might resonate with someone who thinks networking can become superficial.

FYI - I fun web site to check the popularity of names over time is Wolfram Alpha. Here are the stats for Robert - https://www.wolframalpha.com/input?i=popularity+of+the+name+Robert

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