David Burkus is a best-selling author, a sought after keynote speaker, and former business school professor. His newest book, Friend of a Friend, offers readers a new perspective on how to grow their networks and build key connections—one based on the science of human behavior, not rote networking advice. He’s delivered keynotes to the leaders of Fortune 500 companies and the future leaders of the United States Naval Academy. His TED talk has been viewed over 2 million times and he is a regular contributor to Harvard Business Review. On this episode, we dive into the science of networking, common network misconceptions, how to use the strength of weak ties to help us get connected to the right people, and much more.