Flashcards in Harvey's Top 10 List Of The Most Important Things A Network Can Do Deck (18):
The benefits of this kind of networking have been hyped so much already
Groups, be they the old-fashioned, meet for lunch every Wednesday types...
Be they: Ya sean ellos
Trying to find out whether your department is going to get axed in the next downsizing...
Downsizing: Reducción de plantilla.
And who is going to told you before you go out and make an ass of yourself?
make an ass of yourself: Hacer un asno de ti mismo.
Neither did Stephen Chao
Neither did: Tampoco
In 1992, Chao was whiz kid.
Whiz kid: Niño prodigio
Chao decided to loosen up things a bit.
Loosen up: Aflojar, desentumecer.
Know thine enemy through thine network.
Thine (1): (arcaico) tus, tuyo, tuyos
Thine (2): (literatura) Ser sincero con uno mismo.
“Conoce a tu enemigo a través de tu red de contactos”
Who will tip you off if I key employee may be ready to jump ship to the competition?
Tip sb off: alertar a, advertir, notificar.
Who can you count on to help you counteract someone circulating negative gossip about you or your company?
Who will tell you when others are making inquiries about you?
Inquiries: Consultas, indagaciones, investigación.
In government circles, this is called “Intelligence gathering”.
Intelligence gathering: Collecting secret information.
There is always a place in the dugout for anyone who can pick off the other team’s signs
Dugout: Refugios subterráneo.
Pick off: escoger de; derribar 1 × 1.
Another tactic some business use is hiring their competitors’ disgruntled employees or schmoozing with their suppliers.
Disgruntled: Descontento, disgustado.
Schmoozing with: codearse con.
It’s always smart to have some type of pipeline, however informal, into the enemy camp.
Pipeline: 1. Fuente de información. 2. Tubería
Information from your competitors camp can come from anywhere, and it’s pure, unalloyed gold.
Unalloyed: No aliado, sin aleaciones. Inalterado. Puro, completo.
No matter how you feel about the other guys, you cold wind up doing business with them.
Wind up: Acabar, finalizar, dar cuerda.