“If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go with others.” – African Proverb

Many view networking as inauthentic, manipulative, and even dirty. Nothing could be further from the truth. We invite readers to think beyond the traditional limitations of networking. Traditional networking is viewed as a predatory and necessary evil; however, we urge readers to consider networking as an activity to develop common interests, learn from others, and connect to a higher purpose in a collective and human sense (e.g., improving the quality and safety of patient care).

The current pandemic has brought to the forefront our basic need to feel connected to others. In fact, we are built for this; when humans do something for another person (prosocial act), we experience an increase in dopamine and oxytocin. We are so strongly wired to help one another, and enjoy such enormous social benefits...

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