Ryan Hoover on How Diversifying His Personal Network Bettered Him—and His Business

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Since starting Product Hunt, a sort of Reddit for new apps and services, Ryan Hoover has become a rising king-maker in the world of startups.

But he's also taken the uncommon step of consciously diversifying his personal social network, which, in turn, has increased his exposure to ideas and backgrounds different from his own.

Last year, Hoover went so far as to conduct an inventory of his Twitter followers, CRM-style, and found that 79 percent were men and 85percent were white.

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