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How This Young Entrepreneur Built a World-Class Network in Record Time Spoiler alert: He's only 21.

By Kristen Aldridge

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Crowned the "World's Most Connected Millennial" by USA Today, Jared Kleinert published two bestselling books, gave multiple TED talks, scaled several businesses, and became the go-to marketing and development consultant for numerous venture-backed startups and Fortune 500 companies – all before he was even old enough to drink.

So, what's his secret to such early success? "It's definitely the people I surround myself with," Kleinert says.

Every entrepreneur knows the importance of networking, but what do you do if it doesn't come naturally? The good news is, building strong relationships doesn't have to take years.

In this episode of Project Luminary with Kristen Aldridge, learn Kleinert's strategies for networking like a total pro.

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Kristen Aldridge

Founder of Original Stories Media, Journalist, Producer and Storyteller

Emmy-winning journalist and brand storytelling expert Kristen Aldridge is founder and CEO of Original Stories Media, a production company that specializes in capturing the origin stories behind the world’s most impactful brands. With over two decades of experience in the media industry, she has created content garnering millions of views for hugely successful platforms including Entrepreneur, ESPN, ABC, CBS, Yahoo!, and SHAPE.

Passionate about all things entrepreneurship, Aldridge created the original digital series How Brands Are Born to shine a light on all the remarkable people changing the world one big, bold dream at a time. Her mission is to help leaders reveal their most authentic selves so they can more effectively unleash their vision, inspire their culture, and bring deep value to the marketplace.

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