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Social Networks & Social Capital
Rays of Research Presentation
Mason A. Carpenter
Connectors or super connectors
Direction of resource flow
The org chart…
Networks…how work actually gets done
Syndrome from Disney’s The Incredibles
“If everyone had super powers, there would be no super heroes.”
"Worry not that no one knows you,
seek to be worth knowing.“ Confucious
The following page has a 20-item survey on your attitude toward networks.
Simply score yourself on a scale of 1 (disagree), 3 (ambivalent), or 5 (strongly agree),
and sum your scores.
A grid-based Ego network survey is available under “My Bookshelf” heading”
From Malcolm Gladwell’s Tipping Point (pp. 39-40). Go through this random list of names and give yourself 1 point for everyone you know with a given last name. For instance, if you know three Johnsons, you get three points. What is your total? Out of 400 people, Gladwell found 5% scored below 20, 3% over 90, 1% over 100, and a range of 16-108 (2-95 in a sample of college students).