Bigger is better, and other misconceptions about networks with Marissa King

Before you click ‘add’ on another vaguely familiar face on LinkedIn – not so fast!

But the larger your social or professional network, the larger your influence, right?

Organisational psychologist Marissa King says… not always.

A professor of organisational behaviour at the Yale School of Management, Marissa has studied social networks, social influence and team dynamics for the past fifteen years. She’s developed a deep understanding of how they evolve and why it’s so important to make sure your existing contacts feel the love before you rack up new ones.

She also shares her routine for reinvigorating her network and how to reconnect with people you might not have spoken to for years.

Read Marissa’s latest book, Social Chemistry: Decoding the Patterns of Human Connection

Connect with Marissa on Twitter, Linkedin or through her website. 



Produced by Inventium

Host: Amantha Imber

Production support from Deadset Studios

Episode producer: Jenna Koda

Sound engineer: Martin Imber