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Don’t Take the Last Donut by Judith Bowman

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Question: You are attending a business networking event and learn the CEO of a firm you have been targeting for months has shown up unexpectedly. You arrange to be introduced by a mutually respected third party and the CEO asks for your business card. You present it. Do you ask for his?

Answer: Absolutely not. Rule: Never ask a very highranking executive for his or her business card. Should you do this, however, be prepared to receive little more than a rather cold stare in return. While exchanging business cards at a networking event is expected and common practice among the rank and file of the business world, high-ranking executives ...

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