Editor’s note: This is part one of a three-part series on networking. Part two will run in next month’s issue of ENTtoday.
Explore this issue:January 2018
Ivan Misner once spent a week on Necker Island, the tony 74-acre isle in the British Virgin Islands that is entirely owned by billionaire Richard Branson, because he met a guy at a convention, and he’s really, really good at networking.
“I stayed in touch with the person, and when there was an opportunity, I got invited to this incredible ethics program on Necker, where I had a chance to meet Sir Richard,” said Misner, founder and chairman of BNI (Business Network International), a three-decade-old global business networking platform based in Charlotte, N.C., that has led CNN to call him “the father of modern networking.”