“It’s not about what you know, it’s not even about who you know…. it’s about who knows you”
Kingsley Aikins (@kingsleyaikins) is the founder and CEO of Diaspora Matters. He has spent over 30 years working in 6 countries in the areas of trade, investment, philanthropy, education, culture, tourism and sport. As CEO of the Worldwide Ireland Funds, Kingsley helped raise over $250m for philanthropic causes.
Kingsley is passionate about networking. His mission is to help individuals and companies become better Networkers. His company, Diaspora Matters does this with online and in-person training, videos and articles.
In this conversation, we talk about how he learned to network, how countries can harness the power of their diasporas, as well as networking tips for people who might be uncomfortable about networking. Please enjoy!
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Selected links from the episode
- Connect with Kingsley online:
- Tony O’Reilly
- Worldwide Ireland Funds
- The McKinsey Diaspora
- Sherry Turckle’s TED talk, Alone Together
- How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- University of Singapore Centre for Future-ready Graduates
- Executive MBA from Smurfit Business School
- Chuck Feeney
- Keith Farrassi
- Time to Think by Nancy Klein