Have you ever wondered what makes certain people more successful than others? I encourage you to read and consider the message in this article that discusses the importance of open networks in producing innovative thinking and creative energy. One of MentorU’s founding principles is openness, and this article does a great job of outlining some of the benefits of diversifying your network and exploring your interests. As Thomas Dewar so eloquently said: “Minds are like parachutes: they only function when they are open”. The same, it seems, could also be said of networks.