Seriously speaking, this is a post I should have written a decade ago. In that sense, I have been thinking about it and cooking up this post for the better part of the past decade. And to be honest, with the growth in popularity of social, aka, communication platforms, the problem has only intensified. It needs to be addressed.
My name is Hillel Fuld and I am, and have been the world’s biggest sucker for the better part of the past decade.
Over the past decade or so, I have learned some very valuable lessons about tech, marketing, business, and the intersection of the three. Sometimes, I learned those lessons the hard way and more often than not, I try to share them here so others can learn from my shortcomings. Following up is a perfect example.
At the foundation of business today is the ability to tap into your network’s network. That is true online and that is true offline. The conversation is almost always the same.
In today’s day and age, the one thing we all share in common, no matter who you are or what you do, is a network. As a result, a fundamental pillar of doing business in 2017 is asking and receiving intros to members of other peoples’ networks.
There are three types of people, those who love Casey Neistat, those who don’t get Casey Neistat, and those who live under a rock and have never heard of Casey Neistat.
This post is long overdue. It is 2017, and yet, on a daily basis, I get tens of irritating and ineffective messages on LinkedIn. But wait, we’re getting ahead of ourselves…
“What a strange title. This guy is going to teach me how to do something I’ve been doing my whole life?”
Yes. And you are going to disagree with many of my points thinking they don’t apply to you. If you are not a fan of differing opinions, we can part now as friends.
Instagram stories, Snapchat, yada yada. So much has been said about Zuck’s repetitive and systematic ripping off of Snapchat so I will not be adding to that echo chamber. Before I talk about how the launch of Instagram Stories affected my personal usage of both platforms, I would like to talk a little bit about the phenomenon of copying. It sucks. No, really. Speaking as someone who has been plagiarized and blatantly copied, it royally bites.
Over the years, I have done quite a few killer interviews and I am very proud of the long list. Having said that, the opportunity to have interviewed Saul Singer is definitely at the top of my list. If you are not familiar (how are you not familiar?), Saul wrote the book “Startup Nation” along with his brother in law, Dan Senor.
Ok, I agree. Even I rolled my eyes after reading my own title. Sounds like another silly Twitter post trying to tell me that something as simple and trivial as a Twitter favorite is really a secret marketing tool. Sounds crazy, I know. I hope you change your mind after hearing me out.