“Once a month, go to lunch with someone who knows more about your business than you do.”
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.
“More business decisions occur over lunch and dinner than at any other time, yet no MBA courses are given on the subject.”
- Peter Drucker
These two quotes well establish the value of lunch meetings. They create a relaxed and informal setting in which discussions can happen naturally. They turn otherwise stressful conversations into enjoyable ones.
But how is The Fintech Virtual Lunch, presented by the Walker Group, different? And why should you attend?
Structure of the Fintech Virtual Lunch
The goal for these events is to have an informal setting in which Fintech discussions can be had. There is no preset list of points, although at times a guest speaker will start the meeting speaking on a specific topic. The host of the meeting will lead the discussion, however, all are encouraged to participate.
Meetings start with the attendees giving a brief introduction of themselves to the group. This could include their current position, how they got into Fintech, or why they decided to attend the event. The host will then start the discussion. This is usually done by posing an interesting question related to Fintech to group. For example, "Where do you see Fintech in 5 years?" Think of these questions as balls in a game of catch. The host throws out the ball, then someone in the group can give their opinion. Now they have the ball. Next, someone else adds their input, so on and so forth. Eventually, the meeting is no longer in the hands of the host. It has turned into an amazing game of catch between the participants. That is the power of the virtual lunch meetings. What begins as a simple discussion between members of the Fintech community, all who are hungry and ready to grow, will transform naturally into a unique and interactive forum.
As the quote from H. Jackson Brown stated at the outset, having a discussion with someone more knowledgeable than you can have a profound impact. So whether you're someone just getting started in Fintech, or a high level executive, the virtual lunch will provide value to you.
Are you looking for a new opportunity? Do you have a company and want to expand? Are you interested in having a larger network?
All of these are reasons to attend a virtual lunch event.
Some of the most successful people in the world have commented on the willingness to see different perspectives and to learn as keys to success. Every person who joins a virtual lunch meeting has had different experiences that have shaped them and brought them to the Fintech space. Attend a meeting to see Fintech and what it could be through eyes different than your own.
Interested in joining a virtual lunch meeting? You can register right now for the next event to be held on Wed, Jul 20th at 1pm ET. Use this link to register, or go to the Community page of this website for more details on upcoming events. We look forward to seeing you!