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Friendship Overload –...

As I continue to research the dynamics of Personal Networks – I see a real issue looming of “friendship overload”. My last blog post included a quote from Identifii’s founder Usman Sheikh: Graduates have typically 6-800 friends on Facebook – it’s a new personal asset that this generation just takes for granted. It’s ‘just there!’. […]

Keeping Score?

There’s a small news story in today’s FT Weekend about BNI (Business Network International) making an award to the UK’s most successful networker. Step forward 36-year-old Simon Johnson, who is a flooring specialist from East Anglia. The story is on the FT website – but you will need to register to get access. The story […]

POLL RESULT: If LinkedIn cl...

The polls have closed – and the results are in… 4,657 LinkedIn members took the time to vote on the poll – and 239 added their comments. 55% of respondents “Would REALLY miss it”, 30% said “I would for a while, but I’d get over it” and 14% said “Not one bit.” The poll was […]

"Old" Friends and...

As you might have seen in the comments on yesterday’s post – life can’t be lived in a vacuum. I’m enjoying having the opportunity during my period of “funemployment” to step back and review the “world” of Personal Networks – and my own personal network. For my part, I’ve recently done an audit of my […]

150 Connections on LinkedIn...

The day has come when the worlds of Dunbar’s number (which I love/respect/believe in) and my LinkedIn connections coincide! It’s been a tricky 24 hours, when the LinkedIn counter hit 149 – and my commitment and belief in Robin Dunbar’s number (150) collided. Typical of my active and creative mind, I tried to find several […]