Make Your Network Work For You

Today’s guest is Patrick Ewers, CEO and Founder of Mindmaven.

Topics include:

  • Why the startup community respects the failures behind success
  • Patrick’s experience working at LinkedIn during its early startup days
  • Recognizing and taking off the “Silicon Valley blinders”
  • Understanding the damaging effect of the compare mind
  • Identifying relationship legends that will help you reach your goals
  • Resisting the temptation of the new as the CEO of a young startup
  • Learning the art of no and diminishing negative impulses
  • Using the lightning rod technique to shift the value of relationships

Patrick Ewers is an executive coach and the founder of Mindmaven, a company that teaches professionals to generate more opportunities by introducing experience-based relationship management. In short, Mindmaven helps professionals drive growth by increasing the overall mindshare they enjoy within their professional network. The more you are “Top of Mind,” the higher their ability to connect you with the right opportunities.

Patrick was called “Silicon Valley’s Top Relationship Management Expert” by Forbes, and has had the privilege of working with some of the industry’s heaviest hitters such as First Round Capital, SGI, Fenwick and West, and Silicon Valley Bank. Patrick was also one of LinkedIn’s earliest team members, where he was responsible for launching and building LinkedIn’s affinity-based networking solution called “LinkedIn for Groups.”

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