The Lazy Networker’s Guide To Moving Up
In 2007, Tim Ferriss, angel investor and author of the Four-Hour Workweek, challenged students in a “High-Tech Entrepreneurship” class to contact high-profile celebrities and CEO’s… Related: My #1 Secret For Building Your Network … And get answers for questions they’ve always wanted to ask. The winner, who contacted the most hard-to-reach person with the most intriguing question, received a round-trip plane ticket anywhere in the world. Interesting idea, isn’t it? Imagine making contact with an “impossible-to-reach” person and asking them a burning question. Maybe making a connection, and building a relationship over time. Perhaps getting an intro to a place you’ve always wanted to work… or even working for the person you contacted! I’ll tell you how they did it in a minute, as well as how Tim Ferriss himself does it, but first...
Is Tim Ferriss Crazy?Why did he offer a round-trip ticket - an amazing (and expensive) prize - to the winner of his little contest?
“I believe that success can be measured in the number of uncomfortable conversations you’re willing to have. I felt that if I could help students overcome the fear of rejection with cold-calling and cold e-mail, it would serve them forever.Okay Tim, makes sense. Overcome your fear, and do something that will move you forward in the process.
- Tim Ferriss