Why a Nice Lunch Beats Facebook and LinkedIn – Every Time

Emails, LinkedIn, Facebook, and other digital solutions are great for information sharing but are killing innovation, collaboration, and efficiency in modern knowledge-based companies. It’s time to enter the era of meaningful conversation. I just rediscovered an old book that shows us how.

Just the other day I finished re-reading the New York Times bestseller, “Never eat alone,” written by Keith Ferrazzi. The book is basically a cookbook in achieving success by building and utilizing your personal network to get better jobs, more business, new opportunities, or whatever you crave in life.

The concept is simple: if you build a large personal network, the network will, over time, reward you with more opportunities in life. All you need is to plan your targets and execute your plan, and, of course, buy Mr. Ferrazzi’s book.

“Never eat alone” is about your personal success; re-reading the book made me realize that it also holds a hidden gem for the successful companies of the future. Continue reading

Shifting Workplace Trends Highlight the Microsoft and LinkedIn Marriage

The deal between Microsoft and LinkedIn has as much to do with keeping up with changing workplace trends as it does with the stated objective of empowering productivity.

JUNE 24 - NWoW blog 1 - thoughts on Microsoft aquiring LinkedIn - FINAL

Much has been said and written about the recent Microsoft and LinkedIn deal. According to the companies, this is the perfect marriage of two organizations that share a common objective of connecting and empowering the world’s professionals to be more productive. Continue reading

The Right Quote, at the Right Moment, Will Make a Difference

Inspirational quotes are everywhere, providing unwanted advice on everything from our love lives to working out to the meaning of life. We can’t stand them, but, under the right circumstances, we actually draw inspiration from them.


Is it just me – or are inspirational quotes everywhere these days?

While checking Facebook the other day I was advised to “Live every day like it’s your last.”

Then as I clicked over to LinkedIn, I learned that “If you’re not part of the solution, you’re part of the problem.”

So I headed to my local football club to watch the game and get away from the well-meaning intrusiveness of social media philosophy, only to learn from an inscription on a wall at the stadium that “Winners never quit. Quitters never win.” Continue reading