“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.
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.
After all, the network is the computer.
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.