Networking in increments.
It’s perhaps overstated how important compound interest is to investing. Buffet, Mr. Money Mustache, and Einstein (maybe) all laud the strategy. It borders hilarity how much we agree with the sentiment. I believe compound interest thinking should be applied more gratuitously to networks.
At networking events, a natural tendency for me is to try to meet as many people as possible, in an effort to justify the time spent boozing with strangers on sweaty rooftops. This activity often renders moot, with stacks of business cards stashed away never to be retrieved again. I am working to change this behavior. I’ve found it much more productive to spend time with one or two people at these occasions. My goal: make one friend.
The change is incremental, but it compounds. On a utilitarian level, making one true friend at a time allows for the accrual of interest. You start to run into the same...
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