Pop art painting of a crowded office party with many people

💭 Navigating people: The antisocial guide to survive social gatherings

Guide to being invisible in a crowded party. The subtle art of staying present and mingling with people, at the same time absent without engaging, all without raising suspicion.

July 10, 2023 · 7 min · 1365 words

🔗 Accelerating serendipity — Makeshift Thoughts — Medium

Accelerating serendipity — Makeshift Thoughts — Medium Can you make happy accidents happen more often? Just turn up Put yourself in the right place Avoid zemblanity Say “Yes, and…” instead of “Yes, but…” Keep your eyes open for opportunity Use serendipity engines Don’t be too precious with your ideas Help other people to have serendipity Get good at introductions Answer “But why?” with “I don’t know yet” Goldilocks serendipity Example email introduction “template”:...

December 9, 2013 · 1 min · 126 words

📜 Networking is more about farming than it is about hunting

Networking is more about farming than it is about hunting Ivan Misner ( Founder of BNI , talking at StartupNation about “VCP”: visibility, credibility, and profitability)

October 23, 2012 · 1 min · 26 words