Chess game theory teaches that connected pawns present the most powerful pawn structures, and connected rooks working together have a higher point value than a queen. Same is true in life. The most powerful, most valuable humans are the most connected humans.
Travis Kalanick connected people with cars, to people needing rides. Uber, the app that does the connecting is worth more than the sum total of cars it connects.
When Dr. King said he had a dream of white men and black men, Jew and Gentiles, Protestants and Catholics, sitting together at the table of brotherhood he was talking about the power of human connection.
Society and business value both the connector, and the connected. Today look for ways to connect with others, and to be a connector for others.
Worth a Listen or Read
Pope Francis on why the only future worth building is one that connects everyone.
Here’s an article on The Profound Impact of Human Connection.
Jennifer Love explains how you can build an incredible network of connected people.
What happened when Nathaniel Bacon connected the poor and oppressed in Virginia.