How To Make The Most Of College with NYTimes Bestselling Author Chris Yeh

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Chris is the co-author, along with Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, of the New York Times bestseller, "The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age".

He has been blogging since 2001, both on his personal blogs and as a guest author in outlets like TechCrunch, Mashable, and VentureBeat, and has written over 2,000 posts on topics ranging from the psychology of entrepreneurship to achieving happiness in Silicon Valley.

Thank Chris for his advice here:

How To Make The Most Of College with NYTimes Bestselling Author Chris Yeh

We are trained to believe that school is this game.

The teachers are the referee that tell you if you are winning or not.

College is more about relationships & what you learn.

Nobody ever asked me about my grades. It was far more about what I accomplished and what I learned.

What's the secret to getting to know famous people?

Get to know a lot of cool people and wait 15 to 20 years. They were people in my accounting class or business school.

College is a great place to meet smart, talented people.

Develop relationships and stay in touch with them. Stay top of mind. Use excuses to get in touch.

Birthdays are a great way to stay in touch.

I used to send birthday emails. In the Facebook age, you should still send a personalized message. Giving people phone calls goes a long way. Phone calls stand out in an age where nobody calls.

Follow this advice and you'll be well on your way

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a year agoReply
Awesome advice! I enjoyed the tidbit about making phone calls. I should try to be better about that 😅

nakuraneBronze CommaStudent. Comma Media Fellow.
a year agoReply
@sydney ooh nice great insight!

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@nakurane here's one I think you'll like!