We’re in a unique time in history right now where the whole world is going through an experience together. While it’s clear that there’s a lot we don’t know about the spread of a pandemic and it’s eventual ramifications, if nothing else our very humanity is evident now more than ever. This is creating a heightened sense of camaraderie and a realtime shift in how we interact with each other.
In this 5 Minute Pick Me Up we talk about how Scott Heiferman identified an opportunity for a business that helped build communities and connect people face to face right after the tragic events of 9/11. That company, Meetup.com, grew rapidly in part because of the timing in the market and people’s inclination to embrace this new technology.
We also talk about why more people are now looking for opportunities to connect with others as they shift to working from home and how this should open up more doors for you to become a creator. During the episode we reference Paul Graham’s essay titled Why to Start a Startup in a Bad Economy which can be found here: http://www.paulgraham.com/badeconomy.html