So what do you do? In the video below, Altucher explains the steps you should take -- among them, get to know your boss' clients, build relationships with the division heads who interact with your boss and be innovative, coming up with new, revenue generating ideas.
Altucher speaks from his own experience. In the mid 1990s, he started a Web services company, Reset Inc., which built Web sites for entertainment companies. His position as an employee earlier in his career at HBO helped him to get his own business underway. His first customer was HBO and after that he signed up lots of other customers he came to know while working for HBO, which is owned by Time Warner (TWX), including People Magazine, Sports Illustrated and Time Warner.com. Those big names led to other clients such as Sony (SNE).
Good advice worth listening to.