I was watching "Harvey" the other day. It's a movie I hadn't seen in years. I think we could all learn from the character of Elwood P. Dowd. Everywhere he goes he enthusiastically strikes up a conversation with anyone who will listen. He then offers them his card (with no agenda) and invites them to dinner/drink. His philosophy is(paraphrased) "You can be oh so smart, or oh so pleasant. For years I was smart-I recommend pleasant." What did I get from that? It makes me think of all the connections I've missed out on by satisfying my intellectual ego. Having to be right. A mentor of mine says "I'd rather be rich than right." He's also an incredibly friendly guy who talks to more people in an hour than I probably do in a day(with effort on my part).