Adam Rifkin, is declared by Fortune Magazine the best networker in Silicon Valley and now he is CEO of his latest startup, Pandawhale.
Adam Rifkin,曾被《财富》杂志评选为硅谷的交际王。现在他的身份是Pandawhale的首席执行官,这是他最近建立的一个公司。

I am naturally introverted and shy, so I can relate! The key is to think of networking as a skill that anyone can learn; it just requires practice:
我天生性格内向害羞, 即使这样我也能交友无数!诀窍就是把社交作为一种每个人都能学会的技能;然后多去实践你学会的这些技能:

1. Do something every single day. Make it a habit. The more of it you do, the better you can get at it. Every day is an opportunity to get better, but do not try to do too much at once. Take the long view, and connect with at least one person professionally every day. Could be following up with someone you already know; could be asking for an introduction from a mutual connection.

2. Once in a while, think of two people who should know each other but don’t, and introduce them. Follow through with them later to learn from whether that introduction was worthwhile, so you can get better at making introductions. Practice!

3. Imagine you got laid off today. Who are the 5-10 people you’d write to for advice? Make sure to invest in those relationships regularly, not just when you have an urgent need.

4. Look at the 5-10 people you’ve spent the most time with in the last 3 months. Are you happy with the way they’re influencing you? If so, find another person who belongs in that group and invest in that relationship. (If not, change the way you’re spending your time! How you spend your time determines so much in your life.)