Social Chemistry: Decoding the Components of Human Connection
by Marissa King, Dutton, 2021
When David Rockefeller, grandson of oil magnate John D. Rockefeller and CEO of Chase Manhattan Financial institution within the Seventies, preferred one thing, he actually preferred it. He preferred amassing beetles, and left a horde of 150,000 specimens to Harvard on his demise. He additionally preferred amassing folks. His Rolodex (keep in mind these?) contained greater than 100,000 contacts; laid out finish to finish, its playing cards would have stretched 16 miles.
Within the terminology of private networks, Rockefeller’s custom-made Rolodex is an efficient instance of an “expansionist community,” based on Marissa King, a professor of organizational conduct at Yale Faculty of Administration. In her e book Social Chemistry, a wide-ranging however quite unconnected exploration of how we join with different folks, King explains that expansionists “have terribly giant networks, are well-known, and have an uncanny