Seth Godin has an interesting article on finding the one, who can really help you. Very thoughtful and a must read.
“People in charge can rarely help you, because they are rarely (truly) in charge. Billionaires can’t help you, either, because they have their defense force fields on full strength during meetings like this. In fact, the person who can help you the most is almost always someone who doesn’t appear that powerful on the surface.
Remember, it’s not just that they can help you. It’s that they want to help you. Famous people qualify in neither category.
So, who is it? Hint, it’s not the Wizard of Oz or the Pope or Barack Obama. It’s someone not famous, someone who actually makes things happen and someone who actually cares. Think hard… Got it?”