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If you want to advance in your career – whether that’s in employment or in business – you're going to need an old boys’ network. The old boys’ network was how people progressed in previous generations. Actually, it was how public school educated white men progressed. I'd love to say the old boys’ network is well, old, but the truth is it still exists today and if you want to get ahead, you need your own network. The good news is you don’t (only) have to be white, male or public school educated any more to have an old boys’ network – you can go ahead and form your own network now, whatever stage of your career you’re in, with these seven steps. Seven steps to creating your own old boys’ network 1) Be on good terms with family members Since most old boys’ networks are built on personal relationships, ...
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I read this news story recently and it reminded me of a business book I’ve been meaning to write for the past four years. In the story, a City worker Adam Mughal describes how he's been inundated with offers after advertising a large double room for rent in his five bedroom London house for just £1 a month. There is of course a catch. Whilst the lucky person gets to live virtually rent free in a very desirable part of London, what Mr Mughal wants in exchange is a specialised skill-set - someone with “a high level of web or mobile development skills” to help him develop a web application. Trading: an age-old practice   Although this scenario of trading accommodation in exchange for skills is still a new phenomenon in the UK, the general practice of trading what you have for what you need is far from new - ...
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