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    Quote Originally Posted by FDG View Post
    I know a number of people at Harvard, but uhm, what do you really expect the benefits to be? They're usually pretty busy and competition for their attention is extremely high, so either you are super interesting and smart and successful already, or having a connection "up there" is only marginally useful. In my experience, horizontal connections are much better (or perhaps slightly diagonal, where both of you are more "advanced" in a spefic theme/setting), since you both have clear benefits from cooperation.
    Location, location, location.

    But that really depends on what kind of degree a person at Harvard is doing.

    I doubt that someone from Harvard will make in contact with me in the distant future, however.

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    I place no emphasis, though I can see the immensity of value in them.

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