Wed, 19 November 2014
Today, we're mixing it up a bit. Robbie Abed, author of the book Fire Me I Beg You and CTO of Technori, pestered James for four years trying to pin him down to "have coffee together."
James thought he was going to call Robbie's bluff by saying, "Yeah, sure, just drive up to my town eighty miles north of Manhattan and meet me there at 12:10."
Well, Robbie called his bluff and showed up.
So James and Claudia invited Robbie back to their house, turned on the mics, and recorded today's Ask Altucher.
Robbie has about 250 "coffees" a year with people.
He has used these meetings to create a huge network of people helping people. He knows them all and he has used this to create a business-development company.
Relationships take a long time to build. It took Robbie four years to finally connect with James and I think this is going to lead to something much bigger.