How This Young Entrepreneur Built a World-Class Network in Record Time

Spoiler alert: He's only 21.
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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.

Watch more episodes of Project Luminary on its YouTube Channel here.

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