Today’s business interactions, from happy hour networking to LinkedIn lists, often thrive on a deceptively simple philosophy: It’s all about relationships. Yet the sentiment takes on a slightly different flavor depending on who’s talking.
Executive-in-Residence Bill Bellows gives his students an exercise that shows just how connected we feel to our smartphones. He asks them all to take out their phones, and then to enter the password and hand the phone to a classmate. Not surprisingly, students recoil: Hand over my phone? But that’s my life in there!