Bullish at Harvard: How to Meet People and Get What You Want Without Being Fake

Today I spoke at a Harvard School of Public Health event, on the topic…

For those who were in attendance (hi!), here are a few articles that expand on points from the talk.

Bullish columns:

Bullish: What I Wish I Had Known When I Was 18

Bullish: Social Class in the Office

Bullish: The Nerdy, Reflective Person’s Guide To Networking

Bullish: How to Network When You’d Really Rather Settle In With a Good Book

Bullish: Marketing Yourself Without Being an Asshole

Bullish: Using Your College Skills to Succeed After College

Bullish: Maybe Work-Life Balance Means You Should Work MORE

Other resources:

Rich People Just Care Less

How Wealth Reduces Compassion

Susan Cain on the Power of Introverts, Live-Illustrated by Molly Crabapple

Limbo: Blue-Collar Roots, White Collar Dreams

Thank you for attending, and keep in touch! Here is a post with all our/my social media links!

Group photos!!!

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I got asked a lot of good questions this evening, including:

How do I keep in touch with a mentor without being annoying?

How do I show professors that I’m interested in them and their work without it being obvious that I just want a recommendation?

How can women talk about their accomplishments without being considered a bitch?

How do you build your network and try to help people as they help you if you’re part of a group — such as African-Americans in the workplace — that is sometimes pitted against each other or reluctant to team up?

People keep telling me I’m too opinionated and I talk too fast and it turns people off. What do I have to do about it, or can I keep being a special angry unicorn? (This guy and I have a lot in common.)

It looks like I have a lot of new articles to write.

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