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Social Chocolate – yu...

Well I love chocolate – and I’m fascinated by Personal and Social Networks … so what could be better than a new up and coming venture called Social Chocolate? The venture seems to have gathered a team of really high-profile folk. The leader is Creative Director, Jane McGonigal – you might have seen her on […]

Copper Wires, Social Capita...

I continue to be impressed by the quality of people who can be found on-line. My most recent discovery has been Martin Gargiulo – who is a professor at INSEAD. My first introduction to his work was a 16 minute video (posted below). His key point (which I agree with) is that there’s much more […]

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Finding WOW – the Tox...

Regular readers (and those who have just randomly come across my LinkedIn or Twitter profile) will know I like WOW projects. The term comes from Tom Peter’s article in Fast Company magazine back in 1999 that explained that in the new economy, all work is project work. And you are your projects! He said: “Your […]

Is Facebook the "McDon...

I’ve been listening to an excellent BBC radio series called “The Secret History of Social Networking” – and reviewed the first in the three-part series about three weeks ago. I got the chance to listen to the other two parts on a podcast the other day – and both were gems. The podcasts are available […]

Dunbar's Number –...

There are probably two key numbers that are referred to in Personal Networking – they are 6 and 150. Six being from “Six Degrees of Separation” – the idea that everyone is at most six steps away from any other person on Earth. One Hundred and Fifty coming from Robin Dunbar, the British Anthropologist who […]