One of the challenges in networking is everybody thinks it's making cold calls to strangers. Actually, it's the people who already have strong trust relationships with you, who know you're dedicated, smart, a team player, who can help you.
Social networks do best when they tap into one of the seven deadly sins. Facebook is ego. Zynga is sloth. LinkedIn is greed.
Everything in life has some risk, and what you have to actually learn to do is how to navigate it.
Silicon Valley is a mindset, not a location.
My belief and goal is that every professional in the world should be on a service liked LinkedIn.
Your network is the people who want to help you, and you want to help them, and that's really powerful.
You have to be constantly reinventing yourself and investing in the future.
I actually think every individual is now an entrepreneur, whether they recognize it or not.
What makes the meaning of life is people, so you try to be good to people immediately around you and in your broader community. So a lot of my projects are about how I can affect the world in the hundreds of millions.
And people who take risk intelligently can usually actually make a lot more progress than people who don't.
I get energy from one-on-one conversations most often, and I lose energy from group conversations most often.
Entrepreneurs are like visionaries. One of the ways they run forward is by viewing the thing they're doing as something that's going to be the whole world.
If you can get better at your job, you should be an active member of LinkedIn, because LinkedIn should be connecting you to the information, insights and people to be more effective.
I'm a little unusual: I'm a six-person-or-less extrovert.
Most often I am only interested in an idea if it's going to get hundreds of millions of users. That's the scale that I am always trying to play to.
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