“Last year at Google, Sergey came and sat down next to me at lunch”
“What did you talk to him about?”
“I didn’t say anything to him. I didn’t know what to talk to him about and I was scared!”
I had this conversation with a friend of mine a few weeks ago. He was an intern at Google last year and gave up the opportunity to talk to Sergey because of his fear of seeming unknowledgeable because of his lack of prepared conversation. Don’t ever let these opportunities slip by.
This is one skill that I’ve come to realize is invaluable, the ability to always have an idea to pitch, no matter what the situation. For example, the other day, I went to the pitch night hosted by Google which had Kevin Rose as one of the judges.
I noticed that once the event was over, most of the audience left the room or mobbed Kevin, asking for a photograph or a signature. I saw many squandering a valuable...
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