The Networking Game

I can still recall when I first heard the word “networking.” I was in college, the year was 1990, and I was taking part in a month-long game in a political science class. The class was called “Normative Political Theory,” and the game may have even been called “The Networking Game.” Mainly, the game involved earning points by first persuading your peer group that you should be the one to venture forth and act as a representative in negotiations with the other groups. There were other steps and levels to it, as there always are with games.…

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