What comes first: great success or a great network? On the Protégé Podcast series “How to Build a World Class Network,” we feature leaders who’ve built incredible networks over the course of their careers. On this week’s episode, I talk with Heidi Messer, the chair and founder of Collective[i], a tech company which leverages artificial intelligence and predictive technologies to help sales professionals succeed. Heidi talks about her New York poker party for women leaders, an innovative networking event where you might find Shaquille O’Neal dealing the cards. On the Rant/Rave/Review segment, I review exciting executive positions we are recruiting for at Protégé Search.