The Art Of The Email Introduction: 10 Rules For Emailing Busy People

Before we get to the details and specifics, at a higher level I think there are several overarching themes and goals that business professionals should be. 1) Help everyone involved 2) Make it easy to help you 3) Build relationships and reputation along the way

How to become insanely well-connected

Chris Fralic is known for helping launch TED Talks and wrote a landmark Forbes piece on nailing email introductions. Here are Fralic’s seven rules for making memorable connections.

7 networking tips from the most successful super connectors

Super connectors are people with more than just a strong social media followings and lots of friends. They’re people who are making high-level connections on a regular basis through methodical and well thought out — albeit “simple” — introductions. While others may be able to introduce you to an acquaintance, these connectors are making the smart, right introductions that actually lead to real results for everyone involved. The best of the best are combining business worlds and breaking down industry barriers.

How To Grow Your Network Like A Super Connector

What separates super connectors is not the amount of time they spend. It’s how they build their network. Learn their #1 strategy. Lewis Howes, lifestyle entrepreneur, pro athlete, author, angel investor One month after achieving his childhood dream of becoming a professional football player, Lewis Howes had a career-ending injury. Suddenly, all of the sacrificed summer/spring breaks, nights, and weekends of practice seemed to be in vain. Three years later, despite not starting with any business experience or college business education, he built a multimillion dollar company.

The Rise of the Superconnector

It’s not unusual to have hundreds or even thousands of LinkedIn connections–which can make your social-media world as messy and noisy as a crowded party full of strangers. Which is why knowing “superconnectors” is priceless.

Charlie Munger, Mental Models, and Making Better Decisions in Business and Life

What can Charlie Munger, a billionaire, Warren Buffett’s business partner, and vice-chairman of Berkshire Hathaway, teach you about success? A lot. He’s spent over 50 years transforming himself into one of the shrewdest men in business. He’s Buffett’s right-hand man. Plenty of people have called him a “learning machine.” Munger doesn’t just try to lay out a step-by-step blueprint for success. Instead, he shows us something much more valuable: how to become better thinkers.

13 Mental Models Every Founder Should Know

Mental models are to your brain as apps are to your smartphone. Just like apps, there are a ton of mental models. They help you make decisions, solve problems and see the world in an entirely new way… they basically make your brain more useful.

First Principles and the Art of Thinking like Elon Musk

Like Aristotle, Euclid, Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla; Elon has a method to his “thinking different” madness. It’s called First principles thinking and anyone can use it.

4 Common Challenges of Making Things Happen

I emailed around 50 peers in diverse industries: payroll, software, advertising, consulting. I asked one question: “What are your biggest business challenges?” Here are the most common responses, and strategies for overcoming them.

Peter Bevelin on Seeking Wisdom, Mental Models, Learning, and a Lot More

One of the most impactful books we've ever come across is the wonderful Seeking Wisdom: From Darwin to Munger, written by the Swedish investor Peter Bevelin. In the spirit of multidisciplinary learning, Seeking Wisdom is a compendium of ideas from biology, psychology, statistics, physics, economics, and human behavior. Mr. Bevelin is out with a new book full of wisdom from Warren Buffett & Charlie Munger: All I Want to Know is Where I'm Going to Die So I Never Go There.