January 31, 2018

In the bell tower


In the coffee shop, tucked away at the corner in the bell tower, sat two seats away at the dinner, the cousin of your warehouse manager – is the next person you need to meet.

Whether you’re looking for developers or a board member or a heavyweight for your commercial team or an office junior. Maybe it’s someone with crucial experience of a market or customer or technology or legal rabbit hole.

The thing is, most of us are so busy doing what we’re doing, so caught up in our own world, so focused on our shoes (maybe we’re a tiny bit weirded out by talking to strangers) … that we miss the opportunity to ask genuinely interested questions when we meet someone new, let alone listen to their interesting answers.

You can find interesting people in every place you display your interest.

Skippy strategy: Find a way to have interesting conversations.