The following is an excerpt from a new book by Melissa Giovagnoli and David R. Stover called “How to Grow a Great Business and Power Network.”
A power network is that set of relationships inside and outside a company that increases your overall level of success.
Having a power network has become an even more critical aspect of business success as we enter the 2nd decade of the 21st century. Â The proliferation of new startups and businesses (driven by technology proliferation as well as by service innovation) in the past two decades created such an overwhelming supply of products and services that building and maintaining excellent business relationships with employees, investors, alliance partners, suppliers, and customers became one of the few differentiating characteristics of businesses who’ve sustained themselves through the current lower demand market. Â As we move further into these chaotic (but exciting) 21st century days, theÂ interdependencyÂ of your power network and your value proposition in the marketplace has increased even more.
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