I was in Maui in early May of this year, kitesurfing with a friend. As I chatted with other kiters there – who have subsequently become friends – I learned about Maui’s MaiTai’s event. This unique annual networking gathering brings together elite kiteboarders, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, and tech companies.
One of the things I seem to do a lot more as I age is to theorize, and sometimes that involves a bit of self-reflection. Recently, I was thinking about the things I enjoy in life, both personal and professional, and it got me thinking about what would be the first three things a new acquaintance might learn about me during the course of an initial conversation.