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LinkedIn’s new visual...

LinkedIn have just launched a new tool to create a visual map of your connections – InMaps. It’s a very interesting tool – and is an important step towards understanding your Personal Network. I was surprised at how in certain areas of my network, the system was able to colour code by groups. In fact, […]

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 […]

Farming NOT Hunting –...

When setting out on this Personal Network journey – I was surprised to find that there was very little about networking stacked on the bountiful business bookshelves of the US or UK. The two publications I did find were “Networking like a Pro” by Dr. Ivan Misner and “Never Eat Alone” by Keith Ferrazzi. Being […]

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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 […]

Personal Network – go...

I’ve been surprised as I explore the idea of the Personal Network that there is so little focussed information. For example, a search on Google (UK version) for “Personal Network” gives very few relevant links on the first page. Highlights are:- A Wikipedia entry – that seems to be by an East European, Pawel Zorzan […]