You hear about "things" that change people's lives all the time. THAT movie changed my life. THIS program changed my life. There hasn't been many life changing events for me, but one book did change my outlook on life.
Tim states that knowledge means nothing until you give it away. Your mind is like a piggy bank. You feed it with knowledge and wisdom, but there is no value until you give it away.
This works for your network too. To fully maximize the value of your network, you must give it away. Instead of trying to extract a premium for your contacts, try connecting two people just because they should be together.