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The absence of tech and other workers is crushing city budgets and services, which could cause a chain reaction leading to the decay and shrinking of urban centers.

Remember when tech workers were ruining San Francisco by their very presence?

The crisis peaked between 2014-2017 when the booming tech industry was blamed for driving up the cost of real estate. Tech companies drove high demand for office space and also rental housing.

Now they're being blamed for ruining San Francisco - by their absence.

Your closest contacts won't expand your opportunities in the way people outside your network can, says Athena Alliance CEO Coco Brown.

What if everything you believed about networking was wrong? What if a network of people you barely know is more likely to advance your career than your strongest, closest connections?

This counterintuitive notion-and the research supporting it-dates back to 1973 when Stanford sociology professor Mark Granovetter published 'The Strength of Weak Ties.' His research paper upended the world of social networking theory by showing how the 'weak ties' people have through acquaintances or distant social connections can be more beneficial in expanding opportunities and providing new information and ideas.

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