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What Jeffrey Epstein’s black book tells us about Manhattan
AUGUST 23, 2019 | Financial Times | Holly Peterson.

...it makes perfect sense that Epstein would need a black book of people he knew — and wanted to know. He couldn’t get to the top of the totem pole otherwise. His career was so secretive, his CV so sparse, that no one knew where his money came from. What he needed was a social network.

The primary axiom to remember in this hideous saga: rich people don’t get richer only because of tax windfalls. Rich people get richer because they hang out together....Most of the Americans included in the black book have one common denominator: they are socially and professionally voracious people who form part of New York’s “Accomplisher Class”. The accomplishers appear at book parties, Davos, the Aspen Ideas Festival, benefits and openings. They understand that to be avidly social is to assure recognition and prominence. Remember, the rich covet convening power: the ability to reach a point where one’s social and professional life are confused as one....Tina Brown has been an astute observer of New York society....“The alpha energy of Manhattan is far more intense than anywhere European: more money, bigger stakes. Every achiever who wants to get to the top, has to fight like hell to be seen and heard on this island.”.....The now ossified Wasp culture may still count for country club memberships or the preppy glow of a Ralph Lauren advertisement, but not much else. New York high society has been paradoxically meritocratic for a few decades, at least since the go-go 1980s......On a grander scale, the accomplisher class is neither defective nor debauched. When accomplishers exchange ideas, much good can come in the form of entrepreneurship in technology, business or innovative arts.....At its best, the American system of philanthropy launches museums and hospitals, urban and charter schools, and relief to the poor in towns all over America. Much of this is enabled by the accomplishers, aided by tax laws that promote charitable deductions. People in this group have multiple invites most weekday nights to attend benefits that help the causes they care about most, with the added value of showing off how magnanimous they are in programmes that list precisely how much they gave....Attending a high-end event in New York is a way of taking a victory lap with other accomplishers around the room......It would be a mistake to assume that the accomplisher class is all about wealth. If you want access to capital or airwaves, boring and rich doesn’t get you that far in this high-testosterone playground. If you ran your father’s company into the ground, you’re a nobody in this town. The paycheck is not all that matters: editorial media power controls the conversation, foundation power means you write the big checks. What people admire is top achievement in almost any field....Accomplishers in New York society may be particularly American in that they do not necessarily shy away from a bad reputation. They are so interested in a story and a comeback that they can forgive human failings, and are often intrigued with flaws as much as success.

What’s more, New York is so relentlessly fast-paced and ambition among the accomplishers so colossal, they don’t always take the time to be discerning.
Bonfire_of_the_Vanities  comebacks  elitism  high-achieving  high_net_worth  Jeffrey_Epstein  Manhattan  New_York_City  overachievers  philanthropy  political_power  reputation  the_One_percent  Tina_Brown  meritocratic  The_Establishment  social_networking  social_classes 
7 weeks ago by jerryking
The value of a network
Business Life: The value of a network
First published in Business Life, January 2009

The value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of users (or devices) on that network.
Facebook  Microsoft  Metcalfe's_Law  networks  network_effects  social_networking  Tim_Harford  valuations 
february 2019 by jerryking
HOW TO: Land a Business Development Job
So you want to be a business development professional? The job title has certainly become a coveted one of late, especially in the tech sector where the business guys and gals are the ones forging newsworthy partnerships.
The question is, do you know what the job entails? Even then, do you know how and where to start on this newfound career path? Or better yet, do you have the qualities that make for success in these always-on positions?
Mashable interviewed six experts in the field at various stages in their careers to get their tips on what it takes to become a business development professional at technology companies and startups.
Biz Dev ProsHere is some background information on these six seasoned business development professionals.
Charles Hudson: Newly turned entrepreneur Charles Hudson was the vice president of business development at Serious Business, a top social game developer acquired by Zynga in February. Previous engagements include senior business development positions at Gaia Online and Google. Hudson also produces two conferences focused on gaming: Virtual Goods Summit and Social Gaming Summit. Hudson is now co-founder of Bionic Panda Games.
Jesse Hertzberg: Hertzberg is the former vice president of operations and business development at Etsy, the immensely popular social commerce site for handmade and vintage items now valued at close to $300 million. Hertzberg currently advises a number of startups, including Squarespace, and is the founder of BigSoccer.
Matt Van Horn: Van Horn is the vice president of business development at the super stealth startup Path. His past jobs include more than three years working in business development for Digg, as well as a four-year stint with Apple while attending college.
Tristan Walker: Walker is the up-and-coming investment-banker-turned-tech-star heading Foursquare’s business development efforts. Walker is directly responsible for coordinating a majority of the trendy startup’s biggest strategic partnerships. This role has also brought considerable visibility to Walker, who’s been featured in Vibe Magazine, as well as named in The Hollywood Reporter’s Digital Power 50 list, Black Enterprise’s 40 Next list and Mediaweek’s 50:20 to Watch list.
Jason Oberfest: Oberfest is the vice president of social applications at game developer Ngmoco, which was recently acquired by DeNA for $300 million with a potential $100 million more in post-acquisition bonuses. Prior to joining to Ngmoco, Oberfest was the senior vice president of business development at MySpace, and before that the managing director of business development at Los Angeles Times Interactive.
Cortlandt Johnson: Johnson is the chief evangelist at SCVNGR and actively works to recruit businesses to participate in the startup’s rewards program. Johnson also co-founded DartBoston, an event-centric community designed to connect entrepreneurs and professionals in the Boston area.
Education and Internships

What undergraduate school should I attend? Do I need to go to grad school? What about internships? These are all questions you’re likely to face as you explore a future in business development. The esteemed professionals we interviewed all have backgrounds of varying degrees, so we asked for their input on these subject matters.
Walker’s own personal story is perhaps the most unique example of how to come by a business development position. While certainly making his mark in business development now, Walker initially pursued a career on Wall Street before packing it up and heading to Stanford Graduate School of Business, a shift that pushed him in the tech direction.
All things considered, does Walker recommend internships? “Certainly depends,” he says. However, based on his own internship experiences, “if you want to work in tech long term, interning at an investment bank may not make the most sense,” he jokes.
Hertzberg is a big proponent of internships. “Interning is the best job interview you can ever get, and is critical to beginning to build your professional network. Some of my favorite professional relationships are with folks who once interned for me,” he says.
Johnson suggests going after internships that push you outside your comfort zone. “The goal of my internships was to learn how to interact with all kinds of people. I always went after positions that forced me into different types of situations, whether they be social or otherwise,” says Johnson.
Grad school is something Walker has a bit more conviction about. In his words, “B-school” is “very important … not only for the skills (i.e. accounting, finance, operations, etc.) that could be beneficial for all managers to comprehend long term, but also for the softer skills of ‘people management.’”
Oberfest found an immediate opening in the biz dev field right as he was starting out. “I was fortunate to get my career started at the beginning of the first Internet boom, so for me it was trial by fire,” he explains.
If you’re on the fence about grad school, consider the following statement from Oberfest. “Grad school can help, but [it] is not a requirement. Good knowledge of the mechanics of deals — how to structure and negotiate deals — is an important component of the job and an MBA or JD can certainly help there, but I think the single most important attribute of an exceptional business development person is good product intuition.”[jk: being product-orientated}
Van Horn is also proof that graduate degrees aren’t absolute requirements. “I’ve never attended graduate school, but if you’re able to attend a top tier school, I hear you build an incredible network for life,” he says.
Instead, Van Horn spent his undergraduate college years working for Apple. “It’s very powerful to have a big brand behind your resume,” Van Horn shares. “I worked for Apple for four years doing campus marketing while in college and it helped a lot.”
For Hertzberg, his MBA, “was worth half of what I paid for it, as I already had a business background.” But, he says, “The network is why you go and, yes, that has been worth its weight in gold.”
Required Reading

All of the professionals we talked to strongly advocate that those aspiring to work in the field read up on mentors past.
Never Eat Alone: And Other Secrets to Success, One Relationship at a Time, by Keith Ferrazzi is Van Horn’s personal favorite read.Johnson, who also recommends Never Eat Alone, finds Tim Sanders’s Love is the Killer App: How to Win Business and Influence to be an important read as well.Walker suggests that business development professionals-in-training pick up a copy of Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert Cialdini.Unfortunately, it takes more than a few good books to read your way to success. Hertzberg recommends an aggressive approach to ongoing education that entails consuming as much information as possible.
“Read industry rags voraciously and know who is starting up, who is funded, who is growing, who is cutting what deals, etc.” he says. “Have a deep and holistic understanding of the industry and marketplace beyond just your company’s focus.”
Hudson strongly advises that, “all BD people, especially start-up BD people, should read Steve Blank’s work on customer discovery. That’s a big part of your job.” You might also want to start by reading Hudson’s own in-depth article on what being the “business guy” at a startup entails.
Must-Have Qualities

If you want to work in business development, and do so successfully, these experts agree that there’s one thing you absolutely need — a tangible passion for product.
In actionable terms, Walker describes this as a “tireless hustle.” Van Horn agrees. “I think you need to be passionate and have hustle,” he says.
Van Horn also recommends being an “early adopter of interesting products. If you’re looking for a technology job, make sure you use every awesome sounding new product you read on Mashable.”
Those best suited for business development roles are the make-it-work types, says Johnson. “The most successful people I’ve met are those who know how to quickly adapt and hustle to find ways to overcome any obstacles put in their way,” he advises.
Oberfest believes these three qualities are key: the ability to “quickly read people,” innate negotiation sensibilities and an appreciation for long-term relationships.
Hertzberg reminds that “you have to like people,” if you want to do well in a biz dev role.
Hudson agrees and points to human-to-human interaction as a huge part of the job. “If you want to go into business development, I think you have to be good at dealing with and understanding people. If you’re not comfortable with interpersonal communications and relationship management, it probably isn’t the right job for you,” he says.
On the flip side, Walker says that those possessing a “lack of humility” are least suited for biz dev positions. In a similar vein, Hertzberg says, “Be humble. Always represent your company’s brand faithfully. Constantly work to enhance and preserve that brand. Remember that your personal brand will never be bigger than your company’s.”
Getting Your First Biz Dev Job

For those just looking to get their foot in the door somewhere, knowing the answer to the question, “How does one get a biz dev job?” is of the utmost importance. We posed this particular question to our professionals, who all have slightly different, but uniquely encouraging takes on how and where to get started.
“For me it started with just recognizing the pretty significant business opportunity at a startup that I was already passionate about,” says Walker. “It always starts with product, then recognizing the opportunity on top of that.”
If you’re still an entry-level professional, Oberfest recommends not taking a job in business development at first, but rather in product management.
“I would first go work as a product manager in the industry you are passionate … [more]
business_development  job_search  social_media  social_networking  marketing  product-orientated  tristan_walker  via:sfarrar  thinking_holistically  top-tier  the_single_most_important 
august 2016 by jerryking
How to balance old and new media - The Globe and Mail
HARVEY SCHACHTER
Special to The Globe and Mail
Published Thursday, Jul. 07, 2016
Harvey_Schachter  social_networking 
july 2016 by jerryking
Baseball or Soccer? - NYTimes.com
JULY 10, 2014 | NYT | David Brooks
Is life more like baseball, or is it more like soccer?

Baseball is a team sport, but it is basically an accumulation of individual activities. Throwing a strike, hitting a line drive or fielding a grounder is primarily an individual achievement. The team that performs the most individual tasks well will probably win the game.

Soccer is not like that. In soccer, almost no task, except the penalty kick and a few others, is intrinsically individual. Soccer, as Simon Critchley pointed out recently in The New York Review of Books, is a game about occupying and controlling space. If you get the ball and your teammates have run the right formations, and structured the space around you, you’ll have three or four options on where to distribute it. If the defenders have structured their formations to control the space, then you will have no options. Even the act of touching the ball is not primarily defined by the man who is touching it; it is defined by the context created by all the other players.
“Soccer is a collective game, a team game, and everyone has to play the part which has been assigned to them, which means they have to understand it spatially, positionally and intelligently and make it effective.” Brazil wasn’t clobbered by Germany this week because the quality of the individual players was so much worse. They got slaughtered because they did a pathetic job of controlling space. A German player would touch the ball, even close to the Brazilian goal, and he had ample room to make the kill....Most of us spend our days thinking we are playing baseball, but we are really playing soccer. We think we individually choose what career path to take, whom to socialize with, what views to hold. But, in fact, those decisions are shaped by the networks of people around us more than we dare recognize.

This influence happens through at least three avenues. First there is contagion. People absorb memes, ideas and behaviors from each other the way they catch a cold....Then there is the structure of your network. There is by now a vast body of research on how differently people behave depending on the structure of the social networks. There is by now a vast body of research on how differently people behave depending on the structure of the social networks. People with vast numbers of acquaintances have more job opportunities than people with fewer but deeper friendships. Most organizations have structural holes, gaps between two departments or disciplines. If you happen to be in an undeveloped structural hole where you can link two departments, your career is likely to take off.

Innovation is hugely shaped by the structure of an industry at any moment. ...Finally, there is the power of the extended mind....our very consciousness is shaped by the people around us. Let me simplify it with a classic observation: Each close friend you have brings out a version of yourself that you could not bring out on your own. When your close friend dies, you are not only losing the friend, you are losing the version of your personality that he or she elicited....Once we acknowledge that, in life, we are playing soccer, not baseball, a few things become clear. First, awareness of the landscape of reality is the highest form of wisdom. It’s not raw computational power that matters most; it’s having a sensitive attunement to the widest environment, feeling where the flow of events is going. Genius is in practice perceiving more than the conscious reasoning.

Second, predictive models will be less useful. Baseball is wonderful for sabermetricians. In each at bat there is a limited range of possible outcomes. Activities like soccer are not as easily renderable statistically, because the relevant spatial structures are harder to quantify.
David_Brooks  baseball  bridging  career_paths  Communicating_&_Connecting  soccer  social_networking  strategy  spatial_awareness  fingerspitzengefühl  innovation  negative_space  predictive_modeling  job_opportunities  job_search  competitive_landscape  think_threes  large_companies  opportunities  contextual_intelligence  wisdom 
july 2014 by jerryking
Should I Accept that LinkedIn Invitation? - Alexandra Samuel -
June 25, 2013 | Harvard Business Review | by Alexandra Samuel.

the answer to the who-should-I-connect-to-on-LinkedIn question is to use a "favor test." The favor test is simple: Would you do a favor for this person, or ask a favor of them? If so, make the connection. If not, take a pass. VERSUS

an attitude that "It's not about a rule. It's much more about your feeling and beeing. I can accept that Ln invitation just because of a relevant profile; just because of chasing curiosity at moment of reading; just because of why not, he/she has low connections; just because he/she could open gates never expected; just because this is life: sliding doors."
etiquette  LinkedIn  HBR  social_networking  networking 
june 2013 by jerryking
How Social Networks Drive Black Unemployment - NYTimes.com
May 5, 2013, 9:12 pm 774 Comments
How Social Networks Drive Black Unemployment
By NANCY DITOMASO

Help is not given to just anyone, nor is it available from everyone. Inequality reproduces itself because help is typically reserved for people who are “like me”: the people who live in my neighborhood, those who attend my church or school or those with whom I have worked in the past. It is only natural that when there are jobs to be had, people who know about them will tell the people who are close to them, those with whom they identify, and those who at some point can reciprocate the favor.

Because we still live largely segregated lives, such networking fosters categorical inequality: whites help other whites, especially when unemployment is high. Although people from every background may try to help their own, whites are more likely to hold the sorts of jobs that are protected from market competition, that pay a living wage and that have the potential to teach skills and allow for job training and advancement. So, just as opportunities are unequally distributed, they are also unequally redistributed.
social_networking  networking  African-Americans  unemployment  job_search  racial_disparities  nepotism 
may 2013 by jerryking
Building Buzz for Ellis Island -- and Shirts - WSJ.com
August 20, 2007 | WSJ | By STEPHANIE KANG and SUZANNE VRANICA.

Building Buzz for Ellis Island -- and Shirts
PVH's Arrow Launches Social-Networking Site Full of Immigrant Tales
apparel  social_media  social_networking  Facebook  mens'_clothing  advertising  advertising_agencies 
january 2013 by jerryking
Networking a City
Summer 2012 |STANFORD SOCIAL INNOVATION REVIEW| BY MARIANNE HUGHES & DIDI GOLDENHAR. The Barr Fellows Network is changing the way work gets done in Boston’s large and entrenched social sector.
foundations  Boston  social_networking  social_capital  philanthropy  Communicating_&_Connecting 
july 2012 by jerryking
The next big prophet: A social network soothsayer - The Globe and Mail
OMAR EL AKKAD - TECHNOLOGY REPORTER

The Globe and Mail

Last updated Wednesday, Jan. 04 2012
social_networking  Klout  forecasting 
july 2012 by jerryking
From a Facebook Founder, a Social Network for the Office
May 20, 2012 | NYT | By QUENTIN HARDY.

Asana is task-based software, a shared to-do list for the company. Work is assigned and completed by a potentially unending set of teams created on the fly. Asana is a Sanskrit word meaning “easeful posture.” Yoga practitioners think of it in terms of complex poses done effortlessly. “You should read a lot into the name,” Mr. Moskovitz said.

Tasks can be named and assigned across the company, then shut down or subdivided as the work progresses. People can rank, or have others rank, which of their jobs need attention soonest. If a company wants, anyone can look in on anyone else’s work, offering help and criticism. “We think of e-mail, in-person meetings, and whiteboards as our competition,” said Justin Rosenstein, Mr. Moskovitz’s co-founder at Asana.
Facebook  entrepreneur  start_ups  collaboration  workplaces  Asana  workflow  social_networking 
may 2012 by jerryking
Make Social Networks Work for Your Start-Up - WSJ.com
April 7, 2012, 9:19 p.m. ET

Make Social Networks Work for Your Start-Up

By SARAH E. NEEDLEMAN
social_networking  start_ups  Sarah_E._Needleman 
april 2012 by jerryking
Networking - a full time activity
July 8, 2008

Successful people stay in touch. They stay in touch not just with people who can do things for them, but also with people who they can do things for and with people who are just nice to know. Networking shouldn’t be something you do when you want something, but also when you are in a position to give something
networking  social_networking  howto  blogs 
march 2012 by jerryking
How to Build Your Network
December 2005 | HBR | Brian Uzzi and Shannon Dunlap.

Strong personal networks don't just happen at the watercooler. They have to be carefully constructed.Networks offer three unique advantages: private information, access to different skills and power. Leaders see the benefits of working every day, but perhaps not pause to examine how their networks are governed....Here's how to strengthen your connections.

Paul Revere was an information broker, a person who occupies a key role in a social network by connecting disparate groups of people....Networks determine which ideas become breakthroughs, which new drugs are prescribed, which farmers cultivate pest-resistant crops, and which R&D engineers makes the most high impact discoveries....When we make judgments, we use both public and private information. These days, public information is readily available from various sources, including the Internet, but precisely because it is so accessible, public information provides a competitive advantage much less than usual. Privacy, however, gathered from personal contacts that can offer something unique that can not be found in public spaces such as the release of a new product, the novel software code, or knowledge of this what a particular investigator seeks in candidates. Private information, therefore, may provide an advantage for executives, but is more subjective than public information, because it usually is not marked by an independent third party, such as Dun & Bradstreet. Therefore, the value of your private information to others and the value of your private information depends on how much confidence exists in the network of relationships....the best way to have a good idea is to have a lot of ideas....And when you trade information or skills with people whose experiences differ from your own, you provide one another with unique, exceptionally valuable resources....Power was repositioned in the network's information brokers, who could adapt to changes in the organization, develop clients, and synthesize opposing points of view.
These brokers weren't necessarily at the top of the hierarchy or experts in the field, but they linked specialists in the firm with trustworthy and informative ties.
networking  social_networking  social_capital  HBR  howto  networks  nonpublic  confidence  slight_edge  proprietary  relationships  exclusivity  public_information  private_information  inequality_of_information  homogeneity  heterogeneity  dual-consciousness  power_brokers  network_power  personal_chemistry  personal_connections  judgment  prolificacy  subjectivity  information_brokers  intentionality 
march 2012 by jerryking
Connections with Integrity
February 13, 2012 |Strategy + BUsiness | by Reid Hoffman.

The venture capitalist who co-founded LinkedIn reveals the surefire system that he has used since high school for evaluating potential business relationships.....It seems counterintuitive, but the more altruistic your attitude, the more benefits you will gain from the relationship. If you insist on a quid pro quo every time you help others, you will have a much narrower network and a more limited set of opportunities. Conversely, if you set out to help others by introducing them to the right people, simply because you think it’s the right thing to do, you will rapidly reinforce your own reputation and expand your universe of possibilities. For me, that is the greatest value of understanding alliances; it can help you build the kind of network on which great careers are built.
networking  LinkedIn  Reid_Hoffman  social_networking  social_capital  serving_others  counterintuitive  transactional_relationships  integrity  quid_pro_quo  alliance  the_right_people  personal_connections 
march 2012 by jerryking
The Talent Society - NYTimes.com
By DAVID BROOKS
Published: February 20, 2012

The trend is pretty clear. Fifty years ago, America was groupy. People were more likely to be enmeshed in stable, dense and obligatory relationships. They were more defined by permanent social roles: mother, father, deacon. Today, individuals have more freedom. They move between more diverse, loosely structured and flexible networks of relationships.

People are less likely to be trapped in bad marriages and bad situations. They move from network to network, depending on their individual needs at the moment. At the same time, bonds are probably shallower and more tenuous.

We can all think of reasons for this transformation. Affluence: people have more money to live apart if they want to. Feminism: women have more power to define their own lives. The aging society: more widows and widowers live alone. The information revolution: the Internet and smartphones make it easier to construct far-flung, flexible networks. Skepticism: more people believe that marriage is not for them.

But if there is one theme that weaves through all the different causes, it is this: The maximization of talent. People want more space to develop their own individual talents. They want more flexibility to explore their own interests and develop their own identities, lifestyles and capacities. They are more impatient with situations that they find stifling.
quirky  JCK  talent  social_networking  solo  David_Brooks  self-determination  indivualized  self-actualization  individual_choice  autonomy 
february 2012 by jerryking
Social networking for bricklayers - Fortune Tech
July 21, 2011: 5:03 PM ET

Proven.com aims to build the link for employers and skilled workers to connect on jobs.

By Alex Konrad,
social_networking  skilled_trades  Freshbooks 
december 2011 by jerryking
A brave new networked world - FT.com
July 18, 2011 | FT | by Philip Delves Broughton.

Technology may have made everyone accessible, but it has not yet made
all social networks equal.... Old fashioned ties (telephone or in-person
meetings) continue to be of paramount importance...don't underestimate
the importance of re-activating dormant ties....businesses use social
network analysis tools to categorize customers....
Social network analysis is being used to measure job performance and
forecast turnover, to rate employees for promotion, monitor their
ethical standards and improve the systems for collaboration. It is now a
standard diagnostic and prescriptive tool for management consultants
advising companies.
social_networking  LinkedIn  Philip_Delves_Broughton 
july 2011 by jerryking
Galleon Chief’s Web of Friends Proved Crucial to Scheme
MAY 11, 2011| NYT | by PETER LATTMAN AND AZAM AHMED. What made
Rajaratnam stand out was not his proprietary computer models nor his
skills in security analysis. Instead, colleagues marveled at the deep
set of contacts he had cultivated inside Silicon Valley executive suites
and on Wall Street trading floors.

Many of Mr. Rajaratnam’s tipsters came from the South Asian immigrant
community, a relatively small group of Indians, Pakistanis and Sri
Lankans who over the past several decades have made their mark in
finance and technology. ... .All these contacts formed the core of
Rajaratnam’s vast information network. From his office on Madison
Avenue, Rajaratnam collected data about technology companies and then
swapped it with sources across the globe. He spoke of getting an edge to
beat the stock market, and for Mr. Rajaratnam, that edge was
information.
insider_trading  hedge_funds  slight_edge  South_Asia  social_networking  immigrants  ethnic_communities  Raj_Rajaratnam 
may 2011 by jerryking
What Creates Buzz? - WSJ.com
OCTOBER 16, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By JONAH LEHRER
buzz  Word-of-mouth  social_networking 
october 2010 by jerryking
Corner Office - SelectMinds’ C.E.O., Leading From the Back of the Boat - Question - NYTimes.com
September 4, 2010 | New York Times | This interview with Anne
Berkowitch, co-founder and chief executive of SelectMinds, a social
networking company. Effective leadership is really being able to listen
to people. So much of leadership, I’ve come to learn, is about getting a
team to work together. It’s not about being smart. It helps, but it’s
not about that. It’s really about being able to bring together a group
of people, get the best out of them and get them wanting to work as a
unit toward some goal post.
CEOs  leadership  social_networking 
september 2010 by jerryking
A Networking Pro Learns New Job-Search Tricks - WSJ.com
MARCH 2, 2010 | Wall Street Journal | By JOANN S. LUBLIN. Forward this to Princess Alexander.
networking  social_networking  job_search  turnarounds  executive_management 
april 2010 by jerryking
Apple Files Mobile Social Networking Patent Request - NYTimes.com
March 19, 2010 | IDG News Service\Miami Bureau, IDG via the New York Times| By JUAN CARLOS PEREZ of
Apple  mobile  social_networking  location_based_services  patents 
march 2010 by jerryking
Earnings gap a 'troubling' trend - The Globe and Mail
Nov. 24, 2009 | Globe and Mail | by JOE FRIESEN AND TAVIA
GRANT. Much of the difficulty in finding a high-paying job that matches
an applicant's qualifications relates to the elusive Canadian experience
that employers seek. It's difficult to get a good job without Canadian
experience, but impossible to get that Canadian experience without first
getting a good job. "Their best chance at jobs are with people they
know, and very often their social networks are not very strong," Mr.
Jedwab said. "If your best connections are at a local restaurant ...
then you'll get a job at a restaurant."
immigrants  Toronto  Canada  productivity  TD_Bank  Statistics_Canada  Tavia_Grant  social_capital  social_networking  achievement_gaps  Joe_Friesen 
november 2009 by jerryking
5 Easy Steps to Stay Safe (and Private!) on Facebook - NYTimes.com
September 16, 2009 | New York Times via of ReadWriteWeb | By SARAH PEREZ.
Facebook  howto  privacy  social_networking 
november 2009 by jerryking
'We looked around and we saw the ceiling'
Jan. 15, 2007 | Globe & Mail | by ANTHONY REINHART. The
Toronto area is Canada's capital of diversity, with visible minorities
expected to form more than half the population within a decade. Yet new
research suggests visible minorities are feeling less connected to
Canada, and the next generation seems to feel even less of a bond with
the country. "Job opportunities come up based on who you know, based on
networks," Mr. Dhanani says. "It's a self-reinforcing structure right
now, and that's why the visible minorities who break through are
celebrated in their communities."
Toronto  visible_minorities  alienation  social_networking  job_opportunities  Ismailis  self-employment  glass_ceilings  immigrants  ethnic_communities 
october 2009 by jerryking
Video - The Coming Currency Revolution
9/8/2009 | The Wall Street Journal | by Andy Jordan. A digital
currency for Microsoft Outlook? Social Networks? Jordan talks to
currency renegades tired of big-government centralized cash, and
desperate to make their own (legal) money systems. Currencies of
attention, trust, moments of authentic connection, reputation and
experience.
digital_currencies  currencies  virtual_currencies  P2P  scarcity  social_networking  video  metacurrencies 
september 2009 by jerryking
Plugged In: Networking with a digital-age provocateur
May-June 2009 | Harvard Magazine | by Nell Porter Brown. Li's
an authority on the interface between advertising and social networking.
Her company, Altimeter Group, counsels businesses, such as Sony, on
digital strategies. Her 2008 business bestseller , Groundswell, which
she wrote with Josh Bernoff. It spells out her views on the critical
need for businesses to embrace social technologies—wikis, blogs, forums
(threaded discussion boards), Twitter, Facebook, MySpace, YouTube,
LinkedIn, etc.
Charlene_Li  social_media  strategies  gurus  digital_media  Altimeter  advertising  social_networking  digital_strategies  brands  digital_influencers 
august 2009 by jerryking
Joined-up Thinking -
April 7th, 2007 | The Economist | Economist Staff.
Social-networking sites are not just for teenagers. They have business
uses too.
LinkedIn  social_networking 
may 2009 by jerryking
A Web Presence From Scratch - WSJ.com
MAY 19, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by ELIZABETH GARONE
JCK  websites  social_networking 
may 2009 by jerryking
The Care and Feeding of Network Contacts - WSJ.com
MAY 14, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by JENNIFER SARANOW

Online networking isn't something you do only when looking for a job. "Your network is most valuable when you don't need it,".
LinkedIn  social_networking  best_practices  etiquette 
may 2009 by jerryking
The Community Network Solution
11-28-07| strategy+business | by Karen Stephenson
“heterarchies”: high-trust connections among particular groups of three or more organizations.
Applicable to Toronto economic development idea to spur entrepreneurship?? for Rob Berry
social_networking  networks  relationships  analysis  economic_development  social_capital  toronto  Communicating_&_Connecting  OPMA 
april 2009 by jerryking
A Facebook for the Fortunate - Digits - WSJ
March 27, 2009, 2:00 PM ET| Wall street Journal | by WSJ Staff From the Wealth Report’s Robert Frank
social_networking  high_net_worth  Robert_Frank 
march 2009 by jerryking
My New Twitter Flock - WSJ.com
MARCH 14, 2009 | Wall Street Journal | by JULIA ANGWIN
social_media  twitter  social_networking  Julia_Angwin 
march 2009 by jerryking
The new networking
March 19, 2009 | The Globe and Mail| DIANA MCLAREN

The new networking
Word-of-mouth is getting a new twist, as social networking technology means online chatter can make or break a product
Web_2.0  social_networking  product_development  social_media 
march 2009 by jerryking
Custom-made for e-tail success; Joseph Skerritt's dress shirt start-up is among a growing number of companies using social media as a cheap and effective marketing tool,
Mar 18, 2009 | Financial Times. London (UK): pg. 10 | by
Rebecca Knight. Profiles Joseph Skerritt, founder of Proper Cloth, a New
York-based e-commerce dress shirt company that allows shoppers to mix
and match fabrics, using computer-generated tailoring for the right fit.
retailers  bespoke  mens'_clothing  entrepreneur  social_networking  twitter  online_marketing  social_media  MBAs 
march 2009 by jerryking
Talk Is Cheap - WSJ.com
NOVEMBER 26, 2007 WSJ by SUZANNE BARLYN. Word-of-mouth
marketing as a cost-effective way to help get a business off the ground
or to stay competitive amid growing economic uncertainty.
social_networking  advertising  Word-of-mouth  third-party  validation  buzz  WoM 
march 2009 by jerryking
Social Networking Comes to Health Care
DECEMBER 27, 2006 WSJ by By LAURA LANDRO. Online Tools Give Patients Better Access to Information And Help Build Communities.
tools  social_networking  healthcare  Laura_Landro 
march 2009 by jerryking
FT.com / Columnists / Luke Johnson - Ideas for challenging times
Published: June 17 2008 FT column By Luke Johnson looking at
how emerging companies can generate new ideas. Recommends a little book
called A Technique for Producing Ideas by James Webb Young. Its thesis
is both simple and applicable to many sorts of problems. The central
premise is that any new idea is in fact only a fresh combination of old
elements, plus the ability to see new relationships between known facts.
What every successful business needs is competent execution--you cannot
patent an idea and protect it from replication by a rival. Companies
are increasingly using their customers--social networking-- to help
design their products and improve their offerings.
books  brainstorming  execution  hard_times  ideas  idea_generation  Luke_Johnson  mental_dexterity  mind-mapping  serial_entrepreneur  social_networking  reinvention 
february 2009 by jerryking
The Secrets of Marketing in a Web 2.0 World - WSJ.com
JANUARY 1, 2009 WSJ By SALVATORE PARISE , PATRICIA J. GUINAN
and BRUCE D. WEINBERG on what marketers need to do to reach consumers
flocking to blogs, social-networking sites and virtual worlds.
Web_2.0  marketing  strategy  social_networking  tips 
february 2009 by jerryking
Trust and distrust in organizations: Emerging perspectives, enduring questions
Roderick M Kramer. Annual Review of Psychology. Palo Alto:
1999. Vol. 50 pg. 569, 30 pgs
" ((infer or confer) w/3 trustworthiness) w/5 individual"

The review also describes different forms of trust found in
organizations, and the antecedent conditions that produce them. Although
the benefits of trust are well-documented, creating and sustaining
trust is often difficult. Accordingly, the chapter concludes by
examining some of the psychological, social, and institutional barriers
to the production of trust.
trustworthiness  social_networking  Toronto  social_capital  institutions 
february 2009 by jerryking
Doing knowledge management
Joseph M Firestone, Mark W McElroy. The Learning Organization.
Bradford: 2005. Vol. 12, Iss. 2; pg. 189, 24 pgs

More recently, social network analysis (SNA) (Cross and Parker, 2004) is
being used to discover the structure of relationships in existing
communities, as well as the existence of clusters of social
relationships that can form the nuclei of new communities not yet
self-organized.
social_networking  analysis  Diaspora  ethnic  mapping 
february 2009 by jerryking
Five grand challenges for library research
Michael K Buckland. Library Trends. Urbana: Spring 2003. Vol.
51, Iss. 4; pg. 675

LIBRARY COMMUNITIES: HOW DO COMMUNITIES DIFFER?

There is a long-established tradition of library research on the
communities being served, especially of demographic factors associated
with library use or nonuse. In several other fields there has been
increased interest in the study of communities. Examples include the
mapping of social networks, analysis of ethnic Diasporas, and the
formation of virtual communities over the Internet. It would be
interesting to see whether the analysis of library-related communities
could now be advanced by drawing on these newer forms of community
analysis and also by incorporating some related library phenomena.
social_networking  Diaspora  ethnic_communities  analysis  mapping  libraries 
february 2009 by jerryking
Blog It and They May Come - WSJ.com
Aug. 20, 2007 WSJ article by Sarah E. Needleman on how small
businesses are turning to blogging as a useful tool, despite the
investment in time required.
blogging  small_business  social_networking  blog  Sarah_E._Needleman  social_media  productivity  blogs 
february 2009 by jerryking
Open-source politics breathe fresh air into the Big Smoke
Jan. 30, 2009 G&M article by IVOR TOSSELL Profiles Mark
& Tonya Surman, the Centre for Social Innovation, open source data,
Mark Kuznicki,
open_source  social_networking  Web_2.0  Toronto  government_2.0  Mark_Kuznicki  ChangeCamp 
february 2009 by jerryking
Davos: Your Future May Include a P2P Economy
WSJ video clip from Davos 2009 on the rise to P2P out of the wreckage of the financial crisi
P2P  social_networking  social_capital  financial  crisis  peer-to-peer 
february 2009 by jerryking
Where Either a Borrower Or a Lender Can Be - WSJ.com
March 12, 2008 WSJ article by Jane J. Kim on the rise of peer-to-peer lending networks like Prosper, LendingClub, and Zopa.
peer-to-peer  lending  Web_2.0  social_networking  finance  money  P2P 
january 2009 by jerryking
Top-Selling Pastor Goes Quarterly - WSJ.com
JANUARY 27, 2009 WSJ article by RUSSELL ADAMS on pastor Rick Warren's JV w. Readers Digest to launch Purpose Driven Connection.
christianity  evangelicalism  Rick_Warren  business_development  magazines  social_networking  churches 
january 2009 by jerryking
WSJ.com - Business Solutions: How to Decide? Create a Market
June 19, 2006 WSJ article by Michael Totty on the growing usage of prediction markets for internal corporate decision making.
social_networking  corporate  decision_making  analytics  prediction_markets 
january 2009 by jerryking
globeandmail.com - As one experiment ends, a new one begins for Policy Wiki
Jan. 27, 2009 G&M article by Mathew Ingram touting the
Public Policy Wiki, a G&M joint venture with the Dominion Institute.
Web_2.0  UFSC  social_networking  MBAs  public_policy  public_sector  Mathew_Ingram 
january 2009 by jerryking
Engineering Firm Charts Ties - WSJ.com
Jan. 26, 2009 WSJ article by Phred Dvorak on the use of social
network analysis to map communications amongst employees and boost
collaboration.
mapping  social_networking  Web_2.0  collaboration  business_development  economic_development  knowledge_management  visualization 
january 2009 by jerryking
globeandmail.com - Wading into the talent pool
Jan. 26, 2009 G&M article by Tavia Grant. Lists
organizations that link skilled immigrants with potential employers.
Lists Loon Lounge--'Facebook with a purpose.'
social_networking  diversity  UFSC  talent  Tavia_Grant  immigrants  talent_pools 
january 2009 by jerryking
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