— Anais Nin (via kari-shma)
a metaphor for […] starting relationships today that won’t pay off for a year. It’s the entrepreneur’s equivalent of “10,000 hours.” […]
5 / week = 250 / year. Imagine the human progress you could make with 250 short, relationship-focused meetings. […]
Job Hunting. You’re a candidate. You’re thinking about your next big gig. You want the primo role. Hot company. Senior title. Lots of responsibility. The moment a big job is advertised you’re fawked. Why? Cuz there are 20 people who have the exact qualifications as the job spec will suggest. But they don’t have your hustle, your energy. You won’t land the big jobs unless you’re in there shaping the discussion about what the company needs, convincing them that they need you before they’re even ready to hire. This takes 50 coffee meetings. […]
Yet most of us resist the coffee meetings seeing them as a distraction […] You have to do both. Wake up early. Turn coffee into late-night drinks. Never eat lunch alone. […]
Mark Suster is a 2x entrepreneur who has gone to the Dark Side of VC. He joined GRP Partners in 2007 as a General Partner after selling his company to Salesforce.com. He focuses on early-stage technology companies.