Sustainability: Trust and Open Economic Networks

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Thu, 01/19/2006 - 07:30.

Midtown Wednesday Notes: Jack Ricchiuto, NEO leader in appreciative leadership, has created a new way to think about building strategic networks.

Open economic networks accelerate information to build transparent environments. Jack talks about the importance of introductions to building networks within communities. Rich relationships build trust and levels of sustainable open networks.

Valdis Krebs, of global thought leader and Cleveland entrepreneur, points out the importance of supporting on line social networking with face-to-face relationship building.

The audience is diverse: artistis, academic , business from sectors investing in sustainability, marketing and branding and quality, connected places.

We are looking at Guidelines to the Introduction Pyramid - ways of calling on relationships, not just people. Here are some examples: Think about introductions that can serve them and you - make it a gain-squared, and, Make your agendas and wants transparent.

Jack has given us new tools: fundamental to working together to accelerate innovation and entrepreneurship.

Our handouts are graphic maps illustrating The Introduction Pyramid and Guidelines and The 3 Circles, spheres of who we know and the resources they are connected to.

Gloria Ferris tells the story of introducing 2 people to each other who ultimately connected many, many other people. This early introduction sparked alot of ideas to action, relationships that still sustain today.

Valdis reminds us we need to become known as "connectors" of others.

David Beach observes many regional leaders are trained in professions like engineering and law; generally risk adverse professions.

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Excellent notes - thanks.

Excellent notes - thanks. Sounds like a great session. Can we see the handouts... either scan them and include them as attachments or if you have an electronic copy just attach that.

Also, did you plan any next steps. We've had discussions in every circle around the region about the need to better map connections and better connect, so how can we move forward to create impactful outcomes? Did you folks come up with any ideas we can all work on? 

Midtown Wednesdays: Strategic Networks

Thanks Norm. The handouts from Jack Ricchiuto's Midtown Wednesday forum last week are posted here.

Participants talked about their experiences networking and the sustainable value social capital can bring. Jack provided new tools and ways of thinking about actions and results. There was a lot of learning going on.

Our next steps are to practice and help Jack to bring these new tools to as many people as possible.