Few things worse than “networking” with idiots.
If you don’t have value to add, networking is worthless because nobody needs what you’ve got.
The point of connecting is to transfer value, not waste time—better to eat or drink alone with your own thoughts than listen to a rambling fool.
You are under no obligation to give away what you know to people who aren’t intelligent enough to use it.
Smart enough to ask.
Too dumb to do.
Network with winners. Find the people who give value when they get value, who don’t expect to take for free.