“Human” Networking Stronger than Ever in Wired World

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Networking hasnÂ?t gone anywhere. In fact, itÂ?s thriving.

Remember the other “networking?” That pre-personal computer, handshake driven technology that many predicted would die with the rise of personal computers and an increasingly isolated world? If you look at the success of one “human” networking company quietly taking over every country the world, networking hasn’t gone anywhere. In fact, it’s thriving.

Ask Dr. Ivan Misner, CEO of BNI, (Business Network International), and he’ll be quick to tell you why. “A lot of early predictions said people would grow more distant in a high-tech world,” Misner explains, “and the opposite has occurred. Technology brings all of us into a closer possible relationship than ever before. Which, of course, is a pretty good thing for networking.”

BNI was born in 1985 and has never stopped growing. In fact BNI’s reach during the new millennium has extended to some places even Misner never imagined.

“Because of how connected everyone is today,” Misner says, “we have interest in starting new chapters in places that had never heard the term ‘networking’ a few years ago. Things are speeding up, not winding down. We just opened in India. To me, that’s very exciting, and only points to the power of human networking.”

BNI (http://www.bni.com) is a referral networking organization, which at last count had over 3,600 individual chapters in 22 countries worldwide. BNI’s Founder & CEO, Dr. Ivan Misner is the author of several book’s including the NY Times best-seller, Masters of Networking, (http://www.MastersofNetworking.com) and the recently released #1 best-seller, Masters of Success (http://www.MastersofSuccess.biz).

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