Written by Tim Ferriss Topics: The Tim Ferriss Show
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“Don’t dismiss people, don’t be a dick, and don’t rush. Play the long game.”
– Tim Ferriss
Welcome to a special edition of The Tim Ferriss Show. Back in 2007 I experienced a “Tipping Point” for The 4-Hour Workweek at South by Southwest (SxSW) that played a key role in the book becoming a worldwide bestseller. Ever since then I’ve been back almost every year.
This is a presentation I recently gave at SxSW about a better, more effective way to network. My suggestions might surprise you or seem counterintuitive, but I’ve found that the best way to network is by spending very little time networking.
In this episode you’ll learn:
- How SxSW played a role in the success of The 4-Hour Workweek
- Why it’s so important to attend events to build your network
- The most common mistakes people make at events
- How to interact with A-listers
- How to enjoy the ride and come away on top
- And much, much more…
If you are able to take away a few lessons
from this talk and focus on long-term relationships instead of transactions, I hope you find that you’ll never have to network again.
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QUESTION(S) OF THE DAY: In the keynote, I mentioned the importance of going to a single event each year and selecting the most expensive of your options. What event would you choose and why? Please let me know in the comments .
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