Network for the Ultimate Luxury of Time

I had the great pleasure to work with Pamela Thomas-Graham when she was at Credit Suisse, and I’ve recently published my first “luminary” guest post on her fascinating site, Dandelion Chandelier. Dandelion Chandelier shines a light on the rapidly evolving world of luxury and on wealthy individuals, illuminating their mores and mindsets, as well as their preferred products and experiences, all without getting stuck in the weeds.

Hope you enjoy!

The wealthy acquire second homes, fancy cars, museum-quality art, and this season’s clothing and accessories. They hire assistants, house managers, gardeners, maids, drivers, nannies, and tutors – all in an effort to ensure they’ll have time to enjoy these possessions, and time to spend with loved ones.

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For even when money is no object, time remains elusive. In today’s frenetic, fast-paced world, time is the ultimate luxury.

To some, networking seems yet another drain on time; it’s dismissed as inessential and easily abandoned for more important pursuits. Yet when done well, networking is crucial to efficiency and productivity, as strong and diverse networks provide quick answers and access to resources. When done well, networking actually saves time.

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I was always the first woman in anything I did. It would have been nice to have some mentors, so we created a network to make it easier. When you see there’s a problem out there, you think of ways to solve it. You have to go out and create what you want for yourself and your community. You create a path, but leave markers for others to follow.”

Susan Stautberg, CEO of PartnerCom and co-founder of WomenCorporateDirectors (WCD) and Belizean Grove

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