In his book "Never Eat Alone," author Keith Ferrazzi says building a lifelong community of colleagues, friends and mentors can help people succeed in work as well as in life.
Ferrazzi says there are two kinds of great relationships.
Ferrazzi says instead of small talk, people should open themselves up a bit and share their passions, even at conferences and meetings.
Ferrazzi says the idea isn't to just pass out business cards with reckless abandon. It's about deeping the relationships you have in the workplace.