Thursday, September 13, 2007

New connections; New resources... new lessons?

We are indebted to Jill Simon for the latest addition to 'Resources' (see left hand nav).

She pointed us to The Communication Group's Social Networking Intro for Business in response to my call for help on "What makes for great communities?"

It's a straightforward easy-to-read pdf doc any of us might use to educate and inform and share within our businesses? It's on the resources list now - so open for all.

Jill is the brains and passion behind start-up

We came to each other through the shared connection of Stowe Boyd. (And, by the way - many thanks to Stowe for his kind comments on and reference to my paper 'Don't Just Witness The Network: Be Part of It'... I am truly humbled.)

But, back to Jill. She's creating quite a buzz around fashionpublic. She has to. She's trying to raise the capital it needs to become a reality.

She, perhaps, understands that the buzz is part of the creation of the value?

But often when large companies build for launch they do exactly the opposite. We close the doors. We keep secrets. We hide what we are doing from the people we think we are doing it for.

Can that be right?

The rate of change is so rapid it's difficult for one person to keep up to speed. Let's pool our thoughts, share our reactions and, who knows, even reach some shared conclusions worth arriving at?