The modern mentor, a guide to courting influencers ...


"I learn the most from people I’ve never met.

"I’m constantly reading books, listening to podcasts, and attending conferences weeding through a tidal wave of information and applying specific lessons to what I’m working on.

"In theory, I would refer to these individuals I’ve learned from as mentors, but the relationship doesn’t seem to fit the typical mold.

"Mentorship implies some sort of contractual relationship. One individual is designated the mentor, tasked with providing innumerable bits of knowledge, while the other is the mentee—the fortunate recipient of this insight.

"But these days that’s not how it goes."

Interesting, insightful, and truly helpful. Read it, here.