Anyone in sales will tell you that social networks are critical. The more contacts you have, the more leads you'll generate and, ultimately, the more sales you'll make. But that's a vast oversimplification. Different configurations of networks produce different results, and the salesperson who develops a nuanced understanding of social networks will outshine competitors.
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This July/August 2006 special double issue of The Harvard Business Review on the theme of sales, includes two complete articles: "Better Sales Networks" by Tuba Ustuner and David Godes; and "Ending The War Between Sales & Marketing" by Philip Kotler, Neil Rackham, and Suj Krishnaswamy. Plus, you'll hear OnPoint summaries of two articles: "How Right Should the Customer Be" by Erin Anderson and Vincent Onyemah, and "The Sales Learning Curve" by Mark Leslie and Charles A. Holloway.