Six Degrees of Separation Nothing But an Urban Legend, Says Business Expert

Bristol, United Kingdom (PressExposure) January 05, 2009 -- It is common for people to comment on how it is ‘such a small world’ or how we are all ‘separated by six degrees’. However, business expert Ivan Misner says that the ‘six degrees of separation’ idea is flawed. In a recent business TV show [] Misner discusses the common misinterpretation of Stanley Milgram’s small world theory that he and other business experts have identified.

Milgram conducted his study by asking people who lived in Oklahoma to deliver a package to a stranger in Massachusetts. The study found that, on average, it took six people to receive the package before it was delivered to the stranger in Massachusetts. The business expert’s criticism of the idea is that in Milgram’s study only 29% of the packages were actually delivered to the person in Massachusetts. This means his theory of six degrees of separation only applies to one in three people.

The Business expert says his reason for identifying this problem is because people have become complacent with networking, they expect everything to work out for them because they believe they are separated by only six degrees.

Misner, along with fellow business expert Michelle Donovan, looks into the difference between people who are part of the 29% and those who are not. He says those within the 29% have built their own strong personal network which they have learned how to use correctly. Part of Misner’s expert business advice is that “anyone can be part of the 29%, all they have to do is learn how to build that powerful personal network.”

The business expert shares how to become part of the 29% in his regular business TV shows and in his book ‘Why 6 Degrees of Separation Only Works for Savvy Business Networkers’. Dr Misner’s business TV shows are produced by business television network yourBusinessChannel.

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Press Release Submitted On: January 01, 2009 at 11:15 pm
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