1 Key to Great Networking (and the Single Biggest Mistake) According to This Tesla Exec

1 Key to Great Networking (and the Single Biggest Mistake) According to This Tesla Exec 970 450 C-Suite Network
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Networking is critical to success. Unfortunately, the way many people network is also critical to why they fail.

At last week’s Waterloo Innovation Summit, Tesla CTO JB Straubel talked about working with the best of the best — like Elon Musk. Straubel, who was on the founding team that started the iconic electric car company, also talked about the biggest mistakes young professionals make when starting to spread their wings and network.

Networking is essential … even if he hates it.

“I don’t like networking,” Straubel told me. “But when you find people that love doing the same things you do, you can share things with them, you can geek out … you’re finding people that share your passion.”

And that’s the key to great networking: finding like-minded people and indulging in common passions. That builds camaraderie and friendship, and the roots of a relationship that you…