A few lessons from this program
Simple works – When Olivia got her job at Intent.com, she emailed people in related companies and organized a group lunch. Max says that kind of meeting is effective. You don’t need a rigid, formal structure.
Vulnerable – You can’t be in a group with people who are too proud to tell you the trouble they’re having. Look for people who are willing to be vulnerable because you can’t solve problems that aren’t being talked about.
Don’t bitch – You’re getting together to solve problems, not wallow in them. Look for ambitious people who want to achieve, not slugs who want to complain.
Tech’s cool – You don’t have to meet in person. Meeting by Skype or phone is fine. Max told me about a group whose members have never met in person.