About the Author: I grew up in a village in Africa where people live on less than $1 a day. My parents worked very hard to send me to America to get a good education. In turn, I worked very hard and became a lawyer at Northwestern University School of Law. During law school, I discovered that the biggest threat to the legal profession is business development– lawyers rely on networking but recoil at selling. After law school, I networked with C-Level Executives at Fortune 1000 CEB member companies to learn more about business development. Today, I work with LinkedIn to help lawyers and other professionals use their networks to sell better, and in turn create economic opportunities for themselves and others.