Epiphany of the day

I went in to work today - still at one of the greatest places on Earth.  I spent part of my early morning talking about it & our industry in general with one of my oldest and dearest friends who was also recently hired in.  While he was sitting with me at my desk I introduced him to my coworkers - informing them of how we knew eachother, that he is new, where he is working in the company after training, etc...  I love this guy & he is brilliant & amazing.  I want him to succeed, I want him to have familiar faces & even though not everyone will remember him after such a brief introduction - you and I both know that it banks until later.  He won't remember everything about everyone either but again, it banks in the memory.  For all the modernness of our lives the company is by & large a Knowaguy network.  Things get done & get going & ideas take off because someone knows a guy who knows a guy who knows a guy & people talk & make stuff happen.

I realized today that my behavior is pretty much the exact opposite of the behavior of 3 people I was friends with when I started.  I have many other friends at the company and they tapped me in to the Knowaguy network but those 3 that I was "closest" to at the time made zero effort to do so.  The stark contrast is shocking.  I hope my efforts make my friend's transition into the company and path to prosperity easier than my own. 

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