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impact on your outlook, your confidence, your career, your bottom line, and your lucky breaks. Connecting with the world around you isn't just the right thing to do; it's a matter of survival, but it can be scary. This book is about gently opening your eyes and your access to the sea of opportunities swirling around you because in leadership, life and love it’s not the survival of the fittest that counts: it’s the survival of the friendliest.
Charles Darwin's theory of "survival of the fittest" has long been celebrated as a cornerstone of evolutionary science. However, as we delve deeper into the complexities of our interconnected world, we begin to wonder if Darwin might have overlooked a crucial piece of the puzzle.
Anthropologists now agree that our ability to cooperate, form relationships, and weave together seemingly unrelated elements going on right under our noses, are the real keys to our long-term survival and prosperity. This is not a dismissal of Darwin's ideas; it's a realization that in today's interconnected society, the friendliest among us are often the true trailblazers, reshaping our understanding of evolution and adaptation.
At our most basic, we humans are energy systems in nature. We get our energy from just three places: food, fresh air, and each other. We only come with two settings: growth or decay—we’re either growing or going—there is no middle ground. And we only come alive and grow when we’re learning new things or when there’s a slight whiff of danger in the air.

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