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CHAPTER 1

The Art of Getting on the Radar

What if there were a way you could learn to be lucky?

Think about it. How many times have you witnessed a positive event—such as when an old friend from college lands a plum job at a hot start-up, an otherwise quiet colleague serves up a winning idea that’s implemented companywide, or your neighbor in the cubicle farm snags a coveted invitation to a star-studded industry party—and you chalked it up to luck? If any one of those people told you these opportunities landed in their lap after taking an advanced course in cultivating windfalls, ...

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In addition to the importance of networks and relationships, being “known” in a matrix organization can only help to get buy-in and influence the outcome of key decisions. Learn about ways to positively raise your visibility.