A business dinner, the hospitality suite at a conference, a quarterly board meeting – all are suitable occasions for making the right connections. But it takes patience, time and humour to convert the chance encounter into a mutually beneficial relationship
Not long ago, I found myself on a 45-foot sailboat cruising the Maine coast. Shivering on deck in a cold rain, I struck up a conversation with a man who turned out to be a senior executive for a company. Over the next hour, our conversation took many twists and turns, and a few weeks later, I felt comfortable enough to ask him to be an adviser for a new company I was starting up.
Rushika Bhatia Editor
Rushika Bhatia is one of the region’s leading commentators on business and current affairs issues. She is the Editor of CPI Media Group’s flagship title – SME Advisor magazine. In addition, she leads CPI Media Group’s infographics division – with special emphasis on data, research and statistics. Rushika has a Bachelor’s Degree from Indiana University, USA and is also CIMA qualified.