Brett Bolkowy

Brett works in Marketing and Operations at Village Global. He also produces the Village Global podcast, Venture Stories.

Prior to Village Global, he worked on a number of personal, professional, and philanthropic projects for Reid Hoffman.

He has also worked on research, editorial, and marketing for the bestselling business books by Reid Hoffman and Ben Casnocha, The Alliance: Managing Talent in the Networked Age and The Start-Up of You: Adapt to the Future, Invest in Yourself, and Transform Your Career.He also did research for Blitzscaling: The Lightning-Fast Path to Building Massively Valuable Companies, by Reid Hoffman and Chris Yeh.

He’s helped several entrepreneurs “navigate the idea maze” and has contributed at the earliest stages of their businesses.

Q&A with Brett

What’s the common thread that runs through your career?

Supporting entrepreneurs, helping spread entrepreneurial thinking, and distilling large amounts of information into key insights.

What’s one of your superpowers?

I think I have an above average ability to notice and pick up on things that haven’t been explicitly stated.

A book you commonly gift to people?

Skyfaring by Mark Vanhoenacker, or almost anything by Alain de Botton.

In your spare time?

You can find me hiking, reading, spending time with family, or volunteering.

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