There are two Stoney deGeyters. The first is the one you see at networking events and try to make small talk with. He’s awkward. The other is the guy you’ve known for a while and can have all kinds of conversations with ranging from time travel theory to the business applications of time travel. (And some other stuff too, I suppose.) The only thing awkward about him is his lack of filter when he talks. The book Never Eat Alone attempts to teach the first guy how to be the second guy. All the time.