A simple way to predict career success

Must-read. Using Steve Jobs as an example, entrepreneur and writer Michael Simmons explains the The No. 1 Predictor Of Career Success According To Network Science:

According to multiple, peer-reviewed studies, simply being in an open network instead of a closed one is the best predictor of career success.

In the chart, the further to the right you go toward a closed network, the more you repeatedly hear the same ideas, which reaffirm what you already believe. The further left you go toward an open network, the more you’re exposed to new ideas. People to the left are significantly more successful than those to the right.

I also highly recommend following @michaeldsimmons on Twitter — he shares interesting quotes and stories (like this one) all the time.

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