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Reid's Rules: LinkedIn Founder's Action Plan for Networking
So what is the founder of LinkedIn Reid Hoffman's Action Plan for Networking? He calls them Reid's Rules.
I read a really truly compelling article on CNN last night, pumping Reid Hoffman's new book The Start-Up of You. The book seems really good. Reid Hoffman has had an incredible run starting LinkedIn and then investing in FaceBook and Zynga.
The interesting thing to me was that he makes conscious "investments" in other people. For example, he met Mark Pincus at the start of social media. Reid gave Mark the opportunity to invest in FaceBook. Mark gave Reid the opportunity to invest Zynga when it was just an idea.
Is it luck or does fortune come to those who have a conscious strategy of investing in and developing other people?
It's kind of like ActiveRain's core concept of Pay it Forward to the Community:
Here are "Reid's Rules" from "The Real Way to Build A Social Network"
"In the next day: Look at your calendar for the past six months and identify the five people you spend the most time with -- are you happy with their influence on you?
In the next week: Introduce two people who do not ... more
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