There’s no question that success in business, and in life, often comes down to who you know, not what you know. This became especially apparent to me after spending time with one of the best-connected individuals I’ve ever met. From birthdays with U2’s Bono to long-time friendships with tech billionaires, this entrepreneur has created a network so strong that he can make anything happen in two phone calls or less.
Having observed the lives of remarkably successful people, I am convinced that creating a network of meaningful relationships is integral to their success. Whether you’re building a business or a nonprofit, deep connections allow you to create impact faster and on a larger scale.
Great networks don’t grow on trees. You can’t buy them on Amazon or find them on LinkedIn. To build the best network, you must develop meaningful relationships.