Meet Darcy. We all know people like her, people who seem to know everyone. They’re always able to help — or if they can’t, they know someone who can. They have a truly extraordinary knack of making friends and acquaintances. You meet them for the first time and in 15 minutes, you’re talking with them like you’re childhood friends. They’re successful, smart and funny, with a likable touch of self deprecation. These people have the ability to span different worlds, subcultures and niches. They are Connectors.
Darcy is an anomaly. Growing up, she was one of those annoying kids who was excellent at everything she tried. Sports, socializing, school. You name it. Darcy tried it, excelled at it, and made it look easy. The world is so vast with many interesting topics and people that she never had a desire to limit herself to one thing.
Darcy gets off on synthesizing ideas and connecting with people. Her ability to learn quickly has developed into a passion for bringing seemingly unrelated ideas and people together. The deep dive approach into one specific subject for life is too limiting for her. So, instead of conforming to the archaic societal rule of strict specialization, she gained experience in a variety of industries and roles within organizations which has led her to obtaining a wide range of life and business experiences.
Most have heard the following quote, “A jack of all trades is a master of none.” However, the original quote has one more line, “but oftentimes better than a master of one.” Darcy has developed a sense for the best ways to learn something efficiently so she can be good enough at whatever she chooses. It might sound a little silly, but because she knows how to approach new skills properly, no mountain is too high for her. After all, in a world of dogmatic specialists, isn’t it the generalist who ends up running the show? Was Steve Jobs a better programmer than top coders at Apple? No, but he had a broad range of skills and saw the unseen interconnectedness. It’s the big-picture generalists who will predict, innovate, and rise to power fastest. There is a reason military “generals” are called such.
Darcy’s likability, energy, insatiable curiosity, and willingness to take chances, as well as an absolute insistence that connection is far superior than networking, is what has led Darcy to newest career of connecting and business development. Darcy Weber builds relationships very quickly and with a lot of people. She matches people with opportunities and, in doing so, she leaves her connections with a positive opinion of them and their abilities.