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Category: Leveraging Networks

The Reciprocity Ring

In our final class of the quarter, we performed one of the most entertaining and enlightening activities that I’ve ever been a part of. It’s called the Reciprocity Ring and it’s a way for people to use their networks to assist others in accomplishing a goal or request that would be difficult or impossible for

Productivity Paradox

In last Saturday morning’s lecture, our professor introduced the Productivity Paradox to us. Since the 1960s, productivity gains have not been correlated with investment in IT. As we have been introducing more and more technology into the workplace, we did so expecting that we could produce more output in our jobs. However, our levels of

Is Networking Manipulative?

As we progress in our readings and discussion of Networks, a common concern continues to arise. Is Networking manipulative? Why do people want to form relationships with one another? Are selfish motives the primary reason why someone pursues a relationship with another individual? Reciprocity is a reason why we form relationships with one another. We

A Network Decision

Since I moved to Evanston in September, my social network has greatly changed. I’ve lost contact with many of my old friends, but have been adding new ones through work, school, and church. I love hanging out with all my new friends and strengthening our relationships with one another. However, I recently had an old

Nashville Networking

I had a great and relaxing Spring Break from classes. On our first weekend off, my friend and I took a road trip to Nashville to see the sights and experience the southern, country culture. We visited a number of attractions including the Country Music Hall of Fame (CMHOF). While at the CMHOF, there was

Class of 2013/2015 Mixer

In February we had the honor of being invited to join members of the 2013 cohort for a mixer after class. It was great to see some familiar faces from my previous alumni networking, and to meet some new ones as well. Many thanks to Penelope for organizing the gathering! The MSC program is a

MSC Holiday Party

Dear MSC students, alumni, and faculty, There are only 18 days until the MSC Holiday Party! We hope you can join us and welcome your guests–please simply include their name in the RSVP name box. Please RSVP by clicking HERE.

MSC Professor Irving Rein’s New Book is Now Available

MSC Professor Irving Rein, together with Ben Shields and Adam Grossman, has recently published a new book titled: The Sports Strategist: Developing Leaders for a High-Performance Industry. This book blends authors’ extensive industry experience and academic expertise to provide a comprehensive view of leadership strategies that will position readers and their organization for sustainable success