Organized Bookkeeping

Are Your Networking Connections Useful or Not?

Today, I logged onto linked in.  There was a declaration of “I have eliminated all un-useful people from my linkedin account.”  It went on for a while.

I wanted to comment, however, I was a bit worried that I might be considered un-useful, according to the very important person.

It got me to thinking,

  • who are the useful networking people in my network?
  • Have I have ever thought that way?
  • Are there unimportant people?
  • Would I get more if I focused only on important people?
  • Who determines who the unimportant people are?

And finally:

Is someone not worth networking with if I don’t get anything in return?