Corporate Truths: External Networks Are Vital Have you heard the old saying “Never put all your eggs in one basket?”
It’s true. It applies to your network as well.
They say “your network is your net worth.” Hopefully you don’t have your net worth all invested in one stock or mutual fund. Hopefully you’ve diversified.
Well your professional network should be diversified as well. Having a strong external network is as important if not more important as having a strong internal network within your firm. Whether internal or external your network should further be diversified with old classmates, older mentors, people at all levels of the corporate ladder, people who have less or more experience than you, people across industries and fields.
Diversification is always key.