It’s Not What You Know, It’s Who You Know

This infographic represents the power of social connection within the fictional television show House of Cards. While I have never seen this series, I can strongly concur with the message presented in the image. As important as intelligence and skills are, a person who desires to be successful must have an outlet into the community and workplace, and the only way to connect with potential business opportunities.
The complexity of the web shows the usefulness of a broad professional and social network. Those connections are also grouped and color-coded in order to symbolize the ability of a person to branch out to different subsets of people. Also, the inclusion of faces shows the inner circle of people that have a large influence on their subordinates.
Linked-in is also an ideal medium for this infographic. This social media site is specifically designed for professionals who would benefit from this type of information and visualization.

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