It’s more down to P2P, right? As in People to People where business / organisations / institutions stop being the intermediaries and the Social Web does the rest of the magic.
It got me to thinking…and the more I think about the economic forces and changes unlocked by social technology and network thinking, the more personal it all gets for me. And by personal, I mean person to person, incremental and responsive, direct and visceral.
I want to change the world, sure. But I have no unifying polemic on organizations at my disposal, no overwhelming intellectual or theoretical thought leadership perspective to provide, so what is a man to do?! Well, take it personally.
Take it all down some levels, into the realm of individual engagement and epiphany, where you can look a fellow traveller (or healthy sceptic) in the eye and with a shrug and deep breath, take a leap forward in the way you learn, work, live.
Reviewing many of my blogs posts, there is a common underlying theme relating to a willingness of an individual – and in the spirit of working out loud, it usually starts from my own experience – to move forward, to take a chance.
The successes of social technology and many of the future of work theories are predicated on networks scaling their power. Although networks are organic and complex, they still require nodes to make contact, to enter the fray. And it is this that I am interested in; it is this I know something about; it is this I can help with.
The #Hashtags I have been playing with over the last year – like #RelentlessHumanity, #unSquirrel, #WOLyo! – and the TMWK Manifesto elements like F.R.E.S.H. and curiosity; and the TMWK service offerings like personal branding – all of these are attempts to engender a personal conversation and a personal commitment to Make. Shit. Happen. in the big, bad modern world of freelancing, and outsourcing and automation and rapid change and…and…
This is my ongoing (beta, random and relatively amateur) contribution to the exciting and scary issues of the day. Over the next days, I will look at some of the individual components of this conversation…
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