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Teen's book reveals networking prowess
Teen’s book reveals networking prowess

BY A STAFF WRITER

MACON, GA -- At just 17 years old, Deep Patel has shown his rolodex of contacts is far beyond his years.

In his first book, “A Paperboy’s Fable: The 11 Principles of Success,” which was released recently, the Indian American teen from the Macon, Ga., area nabbed interviews with 15 industry luminaries to add insight and depth.

Among the people who took the time to talk with Patel in the book-- which has garnered high ratings on various websites--were Dallas Mavericks owner and TV show personality Mark Cuban, Arianna Huffington, actors Charlie Sheen and Ashton Kutcher, former Central Intelligence Agency director David Petraeus and Vine co-founder Yusupov.

There were also numerous professors from prestigious American universities.


After using the insights from the industry veterans, he connected and worked with leaders on a Sleep Revolution project, according to a Forbes report.

He also worked with Cuban on stories about his “Shark Tank” investments, and with Sheen as a script editor and creative consultant on the comedy “She Wants Me,” it added.

Patel told Forbes in a recent report about his methodology to networking. His tips include: have confidence to reach out, add value, ask for a strategic connection, create a diverse network of givers and stay in contact.


The goal should be to offer double the value as you seek in return, he noted. By imparting value up front, you’re setting the stage for a healthy, mutually beneficial relationship moving forward, he added.

Patel is heading into his final year of high school at Stratford Academy. He is currently finishing up his second book, “The Gray Veil.”

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Update: 05-August-2016

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