There’s a difference between ‘network’ and ‘connect’
By January 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

There’s a difference between ‘network’ and ‘connect’

Some of my online connections from around the world are more likely to roll up their sleeves and help me achieve a goal than people I see several times a week.

Crack open a fresh can of tennis balls
By February 26, 2012 0 Comments Read More →

Crack open a fresh can of tennis balls

During one of his visits to Ottawa when I was still of single digit age, my “cool” Uncle peeled back the lid of a brand new can of tennis balls. Back then tennis balls came in aluminum cans like Pringles and breaking the vacuum seal made a satisfying sound as it exposed three fluorescent yellow balls. There […]

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Human Synthesis: Distinguishing between networks and communities
By January 4, 2011 0 Comments Read More →

Human Synthesis: Distinguishing between networks and communities

The terms network and community are often used interchangeably in social media, which is probably why some people struggle in their effort to make an impact online. A network is an interconnected system. It functions as a channel through which information, ideas and opportunities can travel, reaching tuned-in members along the way. A community is […]

What is fRed?
By November 19, 2010 0 Comments Read More →

What is fRed?

fRed has arrived. Liberal Facebook groups boast links to fRed. Liberal ministers, MPPs and staffers are, performances notwithstanding, buzzing about fRed (video appears below). So, what is fRed? Well, watching the video and looking at the website won’t really answer the question for you. Some might argue neither are really exciting enough to motivate further […]

Sincerity and trust makes the difference
By July 17, 2008 0 Comments Read More →

Sincerity and trust makes the difference

Have you ever opened a mail message from a friend and thought to yourself “here we go”? This happens to me quite a bit. In many cases the dreaded feeling of being spammed is founded. Not so, today. I opened an email from a long-time friend and former work colleague and read an effective endorsement […]

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