How to Ethically ‘Use’ Your Friends to Get What You Want

The new meaning of the phrase “friends with benefits.”

A group of friends drinking and laughing together

What’s in it for me?

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A man giving a woman a gift

1. Emotional support

2. Informational support

3. Instrumental support

4. Companionship

Putting them together

How to ‘exchange’ value with your friends in a non-robotic way

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A robot and an astronaut staring at each other

A new way to think about networking

Build your team

The professional strengthens the personal

A group of friends laughing at a dinner party
A group of friends laughing at a dinner party

Accidentally becoming best friends

A hack for keeping in contact

Obsessed with learning, growing, upping my value, and helping others do the same.