In a nutshell, they speak to the issue of recognizing opportunity, and to avoid the mistake of blowing off a potential opportunity for one reason or another.
But here`s the thing. A key concept that sort of glides by without your noticing it, comes during the anecdote explaining the name of the podcast. In it they mention that they "intuitively" knew when to take a meeting, regardless of it`s analytic or intellectual attractiveness.
Interesting problem. What if you don`t have any intuition? Better yet, can we train our intuition?
In my own life, I`ve noticed (mostly looking back) that some of the most profound changes that have happened began with the most mundane, unnoticed events. It`s the old "for want of a nail, a kingdom was lost" thing.
As I got older, one of my fascinations was to learn (somehow) a way to see in *real time* when I was in the middle of a focal point---a matrix point---where countless variables were coming together, and the outcome was unclear.
In other words, I wanted to know, somehow, those little tiny moments where the entire future had the possibility of changing, radically.
I`ve not been too successful. :-)
How many stories have you heard of the person who stops to offer a panhandler a dollar, then years later is rewarded by the now successful business person. Isn`t that the basic plot of "Great Expectations?"
So: How do you develop your intuition to the point of feeling it would be a good thing to go meet someone, take a phone call, talk with someone?