Memo To All BizTrekers
The entrepreneurs behind massively successful ventures surround themselves with like-minded people and build teams to get things done. But, they don't engage in "networking" like most people. They seek fewer, but meaningful relationships, rather than a large collection of peripheral connections. They focus on building special and trusted ("got your back") relationships and friendships where the personal relationship itself is its own reward, instead of trying to get something out of the relationship to benefit the business or themselves. They prefer to see or visit people rather than participate in disconnected "social media" style communication. They also don't try to hide, and don't apologize for who they are. Don't engage in "lone wolf" networking because that has too many limits. Build a trusted "got your back" team.