Into the second half of the experiment. Today’s coffee companion works to connect big corporates to start-ups.

We talked about:

  • the logistical challenges of meeting in person (I had to shift from in-person to remote for this one because of various diary challenges)
  • how hybrid work has changed how we organise our work/not work lives
  • the origins of the #100Coffees experiment
  • how serendipity is such a crucial element of finding work
  • how expected work can disappear and the unexpected stuff miraculously takes its place (hopefully)
  • the pejorative way in which many view networking
  • how the art of conversation is so different from the transactional networking of LinkedIn
  • the 2 beer rule – if you’re not enjoying a “networking event” after two drinks, leave
  • discovering communities of music lovers on Facebook
  • Ultravox (and the Rage in Eden album)
  • Talk Talk and Spirit of Eden
  • The Associates
  • The World Cup of the Most 1980s Number One Single of the 1980s (Winner: Don’t you want me by The Human League)
  • How only men could come up with something as geeky as The World Cup of the Most 1980s Number One Single of the 1980s
  • 51 for 50
  • creating a “desert island disks” playlist and then narrating the significance of each song

It was glorious.

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