Offer something of value to get meetings with busy people

08/16/2013 |

Busy people don't have time to meet with every person who asks them to coffee, Steve Blank writes, explaining that he filters his meeting requests based on whether he might learn something from the encounter. "The meeting requests that now jump to the top of my list are the few, very smart entrepreneurs who say, 'I'd like to have coffee to bounce an idea off of you and in exchange I'll tell you all about what we learned about xx,' " he writes.

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