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Illustration by Sugarmaple #9, Howell Golson

A private directory of remarkable people.

JasonFriedCircle02Flat “I continue to love what you’re doing. Great ideas.” – Jason Fried, Founder & CEO, Basecamp is a private, invitation-only directory for people of a particular type and calibre. I call these people Sugarmaples.

Ted PearlmanCircleUIT06-01FlatWho am I? My name is Ted Pearlman. I’ve always loved connecting people, and I’ve spent the past three years as a consultant, introducing CEOs to service providers, partners, and new hires.

Then, at the beginning of 2014, I started to notice a pattern. Everybody I worked with – every client and everyone I introduced them to – shared two characteristics: empathy for others, and mastery of a craft they truly loved.

I found that people like this almost always hit it off – whatever their craft and however different they are in other ways. I seemed to have stumbled on a powerful secret for successful introductions: only work with Sugarmaples.

That was it: I had to stop consulting and give these people a way to find each other on their own. Not a community or a social network, but a simple, private directory, accessible by invitation only.

If you’re reading this, you’ve probably gotten an invite from me. Welcome. To learn more about Sugarmaples and what to do next, check out the detailed FAQ.