Derek Sivers

Programmer, writer, avid student of life. I make useful things, and share what I learn.

Articles → Don’t be a mosquito

A mosquito enters a room of people to suck something out of everyone.

A mosquito doesn’t give anything back.

People hate mosquitos.

It’s important to meet people, but more important to get to know them. Ask questions. Listen.

Learn what they love. Learn what they want. Make a point of discovering what you can do for them.

Relationships are reciprocal. You need to give to receive.

So don’t be a mosquito.