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Dinner with Strangers

12CULTURAL-master675There’s an old networking adage that everyone is worth meeting at least once. To find out if that’s true, try sending an open invite on Twitter the next time you’re alone in a strange city. “Just passing through Denver tonight. Who wants to have dinner?” It’s an introvert’s worst nightmare, but for a certain kind of hyper-networking traveler, it’s become the preferred way of turning downtime into business time (or, if things go really well, business time.) My “Cultural Studies” column in the Times, in which I ask these people why.


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Currently Editor in Chief of Campaign US, former writer for the New York Times, Fast Company, Columbia Magazine, Redbook, The New York Observer, Wired, the New York Post and others. I write about media, science, culture, lifestyle and tech. Every so often, I post my writing here. It's pronounced Kwen'-kwah. Contact: Doug [dot] Quenqua [@]


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