Triads, Triads, Triads
Triads provide the foundation to creating Stage Four tribes. The most valuable relationships are not made of two people, they’re made of three. A third person will always stabilize and grow the relationship between the other two. It’s called a triad, and the more you create, the stronger your network.
So next time you go to Starbucks, take two professional contacts and introduce them (or deepen their relationship with each other), on the basis of what motivates them, a mutual interest, or a shared project. Listen for the values underneath it all when your companions speak. Discover mutuality. Then say what connects the two people at a deep level. You will instantly create a triad – the building block of a Stage Four culture and the basis of great Tribes.
Darla Longo, The Triad Queen
Reid Hoffman, Founder of LinkedIn