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The Resource Pull : networking and success since Benjamin Franklin, Pamela Walker Laird

Pull : networking and success since Benjamin Franklin, Pamela Walker Laird

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Pull : networking and success since Benjamin Franklin
Title
Pull
Title remainder
networking and success since Benjamin Franklin
Statement of responsibility
Pamela Walker Laird
Title variation
Networking and success since Benjamin Franklin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Redefining the way we view business success, Pamela Laird demolishes the popular American self-made story as she exposes the social dynamics that navigate some people toward opportunity and steer others away. Who gets invited into the networks of business opportunity? What does an unacceptable candidate lack? The answer is social capital - all those social assets that attract respect, generate confidence, evoke affection, and invite loyalty." "In retelling success stories from Benjamin Franklin to Andrew Carnegie to Bill Gates, Laird goes beyond personality, upbringing, and social skills to reveal the critical common key - access to circles that control and distribute opportunity and information. She explains how civil rights activism and feminism in the 1960s and 1970s helped demonstrate that personnel practices violated principles of equal opportunity. She evaluates what social privilege actually contributes to business success and analyzes the balance between individual characteristics - effort, innovation, talent - and social factors such as race, gender, class, and connections."--BOOK JACKET
  • " Redefining the way we view business success, Pamela Laird demolishes the popular American self-made story as she exposes the social dynamics that navigate some people toward opportunity and steer others away. Who gets invited into the networks of business opportunity? What does an unacceptable candidate lack? The answer is social capital--all those social assets that attract respect, generate confidence, evoke affection, and invite loyalty. In retelling success stories from Benjamin Franklin to Andrew Carnegie to Bill Gates, Laird goes beyond personality, upbringing, and social skills to reveal the critical common key--access to circles that control and distribute opportunity and information. She explains how civil rights activism and feminism in the 1960s and 1970s helped demonstrate that personnel practices violated principles of equal opportunity. She evaluates what social privilege actually contributes to business success, and analyzes the balance between individual characteristics--effort, innovation, talent--and social factors such as race, gender, class, and connections. In contrasting how Americans have prospered--or not--with how we have talked about prospering, Laird offers rich insights into how business really operates and where its workings fit within American culture. From new perspectives on entrepreneurial achievement to the role of affirmative action and the operation of modern corporate personnel systems, Pull shows that business is a profoundly social process, and that no one can succeed alone."--Publisher's website
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DLC
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1947-
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Laird, Pamela Walker
Dewey number
650.1/3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HD69.S8
LC item number
L35 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Harvard studies in business history
Series volume
48
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Business networks
  • Success in business
  • Businesspeople
  • Social networks
  • Social capital (Sociology)
Label
Pull : networking and success since Benjamin Franklin, Pamela Walker Laird
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introductions : connections at work -- 1. Social capital and the mechanisms of success -- 2. Organizing and synthesizing social capital -- 3. Social rungs on corporate ladders -- 4. Contacts and buffers -- 5. The business of integration -- 6. Strangers on the ladder -- 7. Uncovering the power of pull -- 8. Social tools for self-help
Control code
60515032
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 439 pages
Isbn
9780674019072
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005050247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Pull : networking and success since Benjamin Franklin, Pamela Walker Laird
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-420) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introductions : connections at work -- 1. Social capital and the mechanisms of success -- 2. Organizing and synthesizing social capital -- 3. Social rungs on corporate ladders -- 4. Contacts and buffers -- 5. The business of integration -- 6. Strangers on the ladder -- 7. Uncovering the power of pull -- 8. Social tools for self-help
Control code
60515032
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xiv, 439 pages
Isbn
9780674019072
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2005050247
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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