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End "who you know"...

Well there’s nothing more “King Canutish” than trying to stem the tide against human nature! Today, the UK’s coalition government has declared ware on nepotism. See the report here at the BBC website of an interview with Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg. Regular readers of the blog will have seen a post about British culture […]

Small Worlds, Connecting th...

It never ceases to amaze me how the world connects. The “dots” we create as we meet people, take on new experiences and generally make our mark on the world often join together to create startling insights and opportunities. One of my favourite examples of this comes from Steve Jobs. If you get a chance, […]

How Technology Fosters Stro...

I’m pleased to welcome an “on-line” friend, Joel D Canfield, to the Personal Network Blog. He’s agreed to be my first “Guest Blogger”! The clearest communication happens face to face, eye to eye. One purpose of my family’s nomadism is to meet eye to eye people we’ve previously known only over the internet. Some few […]

Mia, the rainshower, the Ye...

Well, earlier in my blog, I did mention that I had a tenuous link to a person in my PNN (“Personal Network” Network). Mia de Kuijper is a world leading economist/strategist – with strong view on “power nodes”. I have actually met Mia once – and reading her book “Profit Power” my thinking change from […]

Souls, The Devil & Tox...

This is the first blog post at my new home of philobrien.com. Hello to former readers of the Personal Network blog – and welcome to new readers. I hope to cover a wider range of topics here. I am especially keen to comment on what is happening in the worlds of old, new and social […]