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 went to an all-girls Catholic high school, so naturally if your friends are women—you laugh at the same jokes, you have a lot in common—those are the people you’ll think of. I can name dozens of women I know, like, and interact with, and of course I would recommend them if I thought the chemistry was right… I’m just trafficking in logic patterns, recommending professionals for professional reasons. And a lot of times they happen to be girls.”

Cristina Morgan, Vice Chairman, Investment Banking at JP Morgan

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