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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 […]

I met a man on the internet...

Don’t worry – it’s not quite how it sounds. I’m not joining those newspaper headlines about Facebook fuelling divorce. However, I am meeting some very interesting people on-line – and then meeting up in the “real world”. I had breakfast with one of them this morning. Rob Geraghty is an entrepreneur – involved in many […]

What will little Johnny be...

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about my least favourite question – “what do you do?”. I am, like many parents, guilty of mulling over with friends and family the question of what our sons and daughters will be when they grow up. On reflection, it’s a question of a different age – and […]

"I'm right behind...

I spotted an article in the Observer today about Malcolm Gladwell’s views on Twitter. If you’ve read my blog before, you will know I’m a big fan of Malcolm – especially his book “The Tipping Point”. His views on Twitter in the context of campaigning and protest have further convinced me he is one of […]