This is one of the most chilling illustrations of the failure of the War on Drugs. Twenty three states and Washington DC have legalized the medical use of marijuana, with more to follow soon. It’s patently absurd that a devoted employee with over a decade of service to our country could lose his job for a medicine that helps keep him alive.
Networking isn’t about the big number; that’s actually where the structure of LinkedIn gets it wrong. Networking is about having 8–12 close connections who can tap into their networks for you; that’s far more valuable than having 200 connections you never really speak to except at periodic events. Introverts understand this notion better than extroverts.