Fundraising, Sales & Sex
Great post Gary!
I’ve noticed these similarities as well. I think both of these things are very similar to dating as well, especially online dating.
Browsing through investors on Angellist, making a list of your top picks, doing research, and crafting the right message to get a response is so much like Okay Cupid or one of the dating sites.
Actually, the people who are very good at online dating are also very effective at inside sales, and visa versa.
What else do all 3 things have in common? You’re either “hot” or “not.” So even a great pitch in a shitty market can tank, and some products/business are just sexier than others.