Take a look at this article by Reid Hoffman, the founder of LinkedIn. Although the first photo shows him with a table full of electronic devices, real networking, Hoffman claims, is personal and about cultivating genuine relationships. Hoffman describes six principle for fostering a strong and honest network: 1. The best network is wide and (selectively) deep. 2. Give helpful help. 3. Set up an “interesting people” fund. 4. Work within three degrees of separation….