How Do I Create Leverage? Do’s and Don’ts

The other day I wrote about leverage and the value of networks in the age of the Internet.

I had a two other thoughts about leverage and networks that I didn’t add. But I’m going to add them here.

Here’s the first:

  • You can keep renting out your time, fixated on your weaknesses grinding your teeth to dust in a job that you hate.
  • Or, you can: Leverage your skills, your network, information, code, media and other resources in an asymmetric payoff scenario.
  • It’s up to you.

And here’s the second:

If you’re not willing to do the following:

  • Climb out of your product-focused ghetto
  • Develop and strengthen a network of meaningful relationships
  • Work on your persuasion and design skills
  • Look for deals with millionaires and billionaires

Then you are not ready for leverage.

And by you I mean me.

Author: Graeme Smith

Education, technology, design. Also making cool stuff...

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