"My approach is pretty in your face," says Gordon. "I don't take no for an answer — actually, no is sometimes better than a yes. Because then I know what the obstacle is."
Gordon came to Australia with no network at all, but was able to build it up. Because of this, he believes that everyone has the ability to build a network from the ground-up. Even if that means starting from scratch. "Don't pivot — stay true to who you are — but grow your network. Tell people what you do."
You need long-term relationships that are built on trust — and you need these relationships well before you actually need them. So what happens when you actually need something from your network? "Life is about asking," he says.