This week on the Marketing Revolution Podcast I talk to Derek Wu. I’ve had the pleasure of being friends with Derek for a while now and have worked with him several times. Of everyone I know, no one knows more people than Derek Wu. And not in a sleazy used car salesmen type way. Derek sincerely takes the time to get to know people every day.
I try to understand how he does it. How he began growing this tribe of people who look up to him, myself included. It’s a fascinating story about how socializing and partying ends up helping charity’s, and how the guy at the centre of it all, was doing it for the right reasons.
Part 1 of 2, this Podcast includes:
- How he began networking/reinvented networking
- The evolution of a party. It began with Cabarets, moved to Gringo’s, then Derek took over the Distrikt and left his mark as the go to guy for a night out on the town.
- The Cabarets supporting charities began in a very unusual way. You’ve heard of companies trying to create goodwill, how about a young teenage kid trying to impress a judge during his next court appearance by doing a good deed.
- We discuss his 3,898 friends on Facebook. Yeah that’s correct, three thousand eight hundred and ninety eight. Probably over 3,900 by the time you read this.
- I find out how he remembers the names of at least 90% of the people he knows.
- Derek Wu on Twitter