When I worked with John several times over the last few years–I observed his amazing way to navigate throughout the firm-the different populations and create a real synergy between people. He also has a great knack for knowing something about each person and would incorporate that into his introduction and then was able to have a terrific ‘exit’ strategy as he would move on to others to introduce me to after I spoke at the event and we were practicing our networking skills at the cocktail party.
I had lunch today with John and he is now at Barclays since the closing of Lehman where he spent most of his career after going to college in Minnesota–when he relocated from HongKong where his parents still live. When I met him, he was in procurement and I do know–(an excellent negotiator) and now is in the global real estate group. He is a true professional firstname.lastname@example.org
Our story today was such a great reminder of ‘creating an ice breaker’–as we sat down and started to order, I noticed John’s shirt had an interesting monogram— I found out it was his name in Chinese! I saw the unique lettering and asked him about it and as he smiled and told me the meaning, we both agreed—‘what a terrific way to begin a conversation!’
Like I said–John Ng is one of those individuals that truly embraces the true power of relationship building and networking!! I know I will always remember the monogram on his shirts!!