ifindkarma. elegance is refusal.

February 10, 2011

The network is a great friend.

Filed under: Uncategorized — ifindkarma @ 5:34 pm


Whatever you are, be a good one.”

— Abraham Lincoln




Thank you, Fortune magazine!

I’ve been told that the value of a network is proportional to the square of the number of connected participants, right or wrong.

I believe that the network is a great friend.

And I believe in the strength of weak ties.

And I believe in common interests.

And I believe in pandas and whales.

Together, weak ties, common interests, and pandas & whales are what make a network so wonderful.

I often get asked how I built my network. The answer is my network developed little by little, in fact a little every day through small gestures and acts of kindness, over the course of many years, with love and strength and courage, with a desire to make better the lives of the people I’m connected to, and with an attitude of gratitude.

Thank you, my network!

You make this year go to 11.

I’m also deeply internalizing network effects.

When more people participate, everyone benefits.

The Sun may have been swallowed by The Oracle, but the network for each and every one of us has only just begun.

I believe in the empathic civilization.

And that the network takes us there.



  1. In the immortal words of Eric Cartman, KICK ASS!

    Comment by thedaker — February 10, 2011 @ 5:40 pm

  2. Thank you, Thedaker! KICK ASS!!!

    Comment by Anonymous — February 10, 2011 @ 5:46 pm

  3. There is no one more deserving. I am firmly planted on Team Rifkin??? – at your service and inspired. m/

    Comment by John Allspaw — February 11, 2011 @ 12:35 pm

  4. Wow. Congrats Adam. It’s interesting to watch the mainstream press discover more Valley-led innovation. You rock, but anyone who knows you knows that.

    Comment by Jakewk — February 11, 2011 @ 10:42 pm

  5. Thank you John Allspaw! It is an honor to inspire you. :)And thank you, Jakewk. You rock, too!

    Comment by Anonymous — February 12, 2011 @ 3:36 am

  6. i appreciate ass kicking. .this kicks ass

    Comment by bdogd — March 31, 2011 @ 12:01 am

  7. Thank you bdogd! TOTALLY KICK ASS!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous — April 6, 2011 @ 12:44 am

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