Call You On the Phone Hope That I Get Through

This story about cold-calling to make connections is actually kind of inspiring even if it also seems like a whimsical dreamy fairytale. Like, just pick up the phone! Call now! Talk to a real life human! HARD. HARD TO DO.

But: The very best part is an anecdote from a woman who asks a billionaire to lunch, tells him to pick the place, then panics that the billionaire will pick a fancy place and lunch will be $1,000 (“I’ll put it on my credit card, she thought, and if it’s more than my rent, I’ll find a way to pay it off”). (They got sandwiches.)

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