“What really benefits you — in terms of new ideas — and expanding your perspective, is accessing new talent pools. I’m talking about the one percent of the most talented people in their industry, not yours.”
For all the talk about the value of networking, you rarely hear people espouse the value of networking with people in industries other than your own.
But venture capitalist Hunter Walk does just that in this post where he explains why you should reach out to the top people in other industries.
He also offers up a concrete example of how to approach people with a cold email introduction and what you (and they) can hope to get from the interaction.