NYSE President: I owe every job I’ve ever had to networking

Fortune

The Leadership Insider network is an online community where the most thoughtful and influential people in business contribute answers to timely questions about careers and leadership. Today’s answer to the question: What’s the best way to network? is written by Tom Farley, president of the NYSE.

One of the things I enjoy most as President of the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is networking with our community of listed companies. Even more so, I enjoy having a view into the networking skills of the world’s greatest executives. A few months ago, the CEO of a global technology company and the CEO of an automobile manufacturer had a chance encounter on the floor of the NYSE. It should come as no surprise what happened next: these two captains-of-industry took time out of their busy schedules to spend time with one another, compliment one another on their recent successes, and suggest a…

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