No matter how well a business deal is proceeding, negotiations and best-laid plans can always take a left turn, leaving the deal dead, or trapping you in a nightmarish contract.
The idea of a Human Library first emerged in Copenhagen about a decade ago, as a way to break down prejudice by bringing people of different backgrounds together for one-on-one conversation.
Businesspeople unfamiliar with referral networking sometimes lose sight of the fact that networking is the means–not the end–of their business-building activities.
A friend told me about this excellent networking tip: when you get a business card, write where and when you met the person, along with important facts you may need later on the back.
Business Card Reader scans and “reads” the picture using ABBYY’s text recognition technology and enters the data into the iPhone or iPod touch address book.