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Strength of weak ties

23 March 2009

Derek Thomson

Right hand figure: two networks joined “loosely” by a single person, only slighetly engaged with either network.  Was said to be a Prof. who sat on both communities [and therefore knew what both were doing] but did not really engage in their work.

Those people able to stimulate innovation have lots of WEAK ties which join communities. — This is the “strength of weak ties” principle.

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