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J. Kelly Hoey - Build Your Dream Network

Oh new year, a new start, a chance for a do-over or perhaps, an energetic continuation of what already is…what are you contemplating? envisioning? imagining? Or is too early in the year for that? One of my favorite reflections on the new year, new you ???? is Bird by Baby Bird ( Monica Parker for Thrive Global). Take the pressure off yourself by taking a moment to read this post – then come back, as I’ve got more good ???? for you.

“They are the story of my life – from my childhood as a choir kid, my college days as a phishead, my twenties on Miami Beach, and my majestic married life. Each transports me.”

  • Seven Wonders (Monica’s version) from The Nucleus Group playlist on Spotify.
  • Living closer together (Aeon)
  • New year, new career? Civic News Company is seeking an Editor in Chief to build, launch, and lead its third vertical, Healthbeat.
  • Learn before you leap. Jan 8 join 37 Angels for an early stage company Due Diligence Deep Dive.
  • Call for Proposal: Individual Consultant(s) for the Fit For Life Sport and Gender Equality Game Plan (Unesco) – note! Jan 12 deadline to submit your proposal.
  • For your February calendar – Cut Edge Collective 10-Minute Play Festival @ The Tank

“O d fuckin’ Abbot.”

  • Another item to thank The Nucleus Group for: A very short history of the F-word (Big Think)
  • Eight marketing maxims (Seth’s Blog)
  • What know-it-alls don’t know, or the illusion of competence (Aeon)
  • Community favorite webinars of 2023 (Tory Burch Foundation)
  • How Britain’s taste for tea may have been a life saver (BBC)

Book that made me cry on the subway: Stoner, John Williams
Book that made me miss my subway stop: Prodigals, Greg Jackson
Book I was embarrassed to read on the subway: The Shards, Bret Easton Ellis
Book someone asked me about on the subway: The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
Book I saw most often on the subway: Big Swiss, Jen Beagin

  • The Paris Review’s Favorite Books of 2023
  • Suggested non-fiction / career / professional development / business books – as selected by me.
  • The irreverent duo who thumbed their noses at the Soviet Union and the US art world (Aeon)
  • Oh Canada! Realize Capital Partners (a fund of funds) announces first $35.2M in capital commitments (investments into 9 amazing funds). Love LOVE Love seeing my pal Brenda Irwin and her Relentless fund on their list.
  • ICYMI (last month’s pressure cooker of gift giving) here are some thoughtful gifts, suitable for gifting, any day of the damn year – An untraditional Paris gift guide (The New Paris Dispatch)
J. Kelly Hoey

Networking Expert + Career Transformation Coach + Author + Speaker, Kelly Hoey looks at "networking" through a new, modern, fresh lens, offering you (who are pursuing and perhaps struggling with your big ambitions), advice on how to connect for success in a hyper-connected world that is woefully short in its attention span. Her network-building advice is relatable, instilling confidence with actionable insights and practical information.