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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Many of us had to shoehorn our way into a completely male world, so there’s one level of network that provides solace and comfort. But now we’re taking it to the next level, which is actually to create value in the world.”

Davia Temin, President and CEO of Temin and Company, and The Girl Scouts First Vice Chair and Chair of Fund Development

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