I love doing interviews, always have. I have done some interviews with some outrageously interesting people over the years. People like Alyssa Milano, Marc Andreessen, Steve Wozniak, and so many others.
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This was the case with prooV. What impressed me about prooV? Besides Toby and Alexey who you can see in the live FB interview I did below, the company is solving a HUGE pain point for both startups and enterprises.
In today’s insanely fast-moving business world, efficiency is key. That is why I use this iPhone hack to save time every day. Efficiency is also the reason I write many of my blog posts. You see, I find myself repeating many of the same things on a daily basis. “Stop asking people to like your Facebook post!”, “Don’t tag me along with 50 other people on a Facebook post”, “That is not how you should ask someone for a business intro, this is!”, and on and on.
Here is your daily dosage of “Don’t judge a book by its cover!” IT Central Station, a company you have never heard of and with a name that, as a marketer, causes me physical pain, is one of the most impressive companies I have met in a while.
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.
Kaltura, a beast of a company, is doing some truly remarkable work in the video space. In fact, when people say to me that Israeli companies sell too early and don’t play the long game, I often send them Kaltura to look at.
Are you familiar with the phenomenon in which you are good at something or you possess some knowledge about a certain topic, and you take it for granted assuming everyone else is good at that too, only to discover that that is not the case? When something comes naturally to you, it is easy to dismiss it as trivial or insignificant, but often times, that assumption prevents you from sharing your wisdom and insights with others. That was a mighty long introduction, but let me explain why it is relevant.
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.
If you are an investor, and you are reading this, surely you will recognize some of the questions below. If you are an entrepreneur, you are reading this, these questions will be like knives in your eyes. Now, to be clear, I am not saying that these questions are not legitimate, they are, well, at least most of them are. What I’m saying is, they are painful for every entrepreneur to hear, and answer.
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.