Strong relationships create big opportunities

I was recently thinking about the big moves in my personal and professional life, when I realized that each of them was initiated by the referral provided by a strong relationship.

From my entry to college and grad school, to each of my work experiences, to the most important of them all which is meeting my wife, each began as a result of the opportunity created by a strong relationship.

Of course, initiating these opportunities isn’t enough. In each case, I followed through with a combination of dedication and hard work. However, the first step was taken by a strong relationship.

They know who they are, and I’m grateful to each of them.

This says a lot about the importance of strong relationships in creating big opportunities.

I wonder if the same is true for most people. I imagine it is.


Originally published at Thoughts of a VC.