The Reliants Project #34

How networks shape our lives

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There’s a body of academic work that studies the relationship between money and social behaviour. In Social Class and Social Worlds: Income Predicts the Frequency and Nature of Social Contact (pdf), the authors demonstrate a clear correlation between someone’s income and both how much time they spend with others and who they spend that time with.


The Friendship Files by The Atlantic is a rabbit hole of real stories about relationships. While some are timeless, there are others that truly speak to the digital age. In our current remote-first limbo, it seems apt to highlight some of the ways in which tech-enabled friendships can thrive.


Community Builders, Community Managers, Heads of Community, and even Chief Community Officers are popping up on job boards and LinkedIn. Organisations are starting to meaningfully invest in building community among their customers and stakeholders. Here are a few different perspectives on why this is so important and why it is happening now:

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About The Reliants Project

Reliant is my word for a person that someone depends on, an essential component of our social networks. With each edition, I’ll share useful nuggets about how networks shape your wellbeingrelationships, and community to help you actively cultivate yours. Whether you want to make better introductions, build better social products and services, or activate networks to make an impact in the world, let me help you reach your goals.

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