Networking is critical to your career and professional development. It helps you generate social capital and expand your influence. You might have incredible skills, but few people will notice them or see what you accomplish without a network.
That's why getting stuck at a bad event can be so frustrating. You are losing time in two ways -- the time lost traveling to and attending the event as well as the opportunity cost of not spending time on more productive activities. Over the years, I have ... Read More