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Posh & Posher: Educatio...

Apologies for this very British post! Hopefully, the international audience of the blog will find it relevant and interesting too. The BBC broadcast a thought provoking programme this week – “Posh & Posher” presented by Andrew Neil (former editor of the Sunday Times). Although the programme focussed on the British Education system – and the […]

"Personal Network"...

One thing that I believe has been a strength during my life is the ability that when I want to steer a new course or check out new ideas is to ask the people I know who they know.   With my Personal Network’s help I have managed to get so some amazing places – […]

LinkedIn – to What?

You can tell that I am struggling to get through my summer book pile! Reverted to doing some “research” on Personal Networks on YouTube this afternoon. Take a look at this video from SuperNews – didn’t know whether to laugh or cry (so, just cried laughing!) UPDATE:  I found this when on-line abroad – and […]

Strength in Weak Twits (ties)

I’ve always been interested in Mark Granovetter’s theory around the “Strength in Weak Ties.” In the 1970s he asked a group of people about how they had got their job. Of those who found jobs through personal contacts 55.6% reported seeing their contact occasionally (more than once a year, but less than twice a week) […]

Penpals & Pensioners

Starting a new venture around Personal Networks has been a topic of conversation around the family dinner table. Our children (aged 11 & 12) are fascinated by mum and dad considering working again – after nearly 5 years of being “funemployed”. Also, we met up with with Carrie’s parents this week for supper – and […]