16 June 2012

"Consequential Strangers" by Melinda Blau and Karen L Fingerman, PhD

This book provides interesting insight into the value of interacting casually with people we never intend to get to know. People like the grocery clerk, the bus driver or mailman, each provide us with a sense of emotional stability, physical health and random information that is often valuable and difficult for us to obtain.

Interesting tidbit: future employment is more likely to come from someone who knows someone you know than from someone you know.


  1. Thanks, Daniel, for helping spread the word about the importance of consequential Strangers.
    Melinda Blau (not Blah!)