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Thank you to all you for signing up to the network. I would like to give a brief explanation of what this is all about on a broad scope. If people want to make any contribution to the development of the network please let me know.
Networks are social structures made up of nodes of individuals, groups, or organizations that are consciously or unconsciously connected to one another by common interests or attributes. Network building is a process that fosters, cultivates, and develops these connections and relationships in order to maximize the potential for people to actualize a shared intention. The use of social media in network building dramatically increases the breadth and scale of networks, allowing for innovative and sometimes unpredictable outcomes to emerge.
Three types of social change networks have been identified: the connectivity (emergent) network which connects people to allow easy flow of and access to information and transactions; the alignment network which aligns people to develop and spread an identity and a collective value proposition; and the production (action) network which fosters joint action for specialized outcomes by aligned people.
We would like to focus on these three aspect of networking to build this network. We encourage all you to please make this your home and lets build this network like it is our extended family. Hopefully we can make it into something great all suggestions are welcome. Thanks to all.
The leadership then was at least clear about where they stand. Today we don’t have leaders that is clear about where they stand. The lack of understanding of our culture has lead us into a position of inaction and lack of mobility.
Becoming your own boss is an attractive idea and many corporate people are taking the plunge in the direction of starting their own companies, could this be the way of the future US Economy?
By: Alan Cleaver
Did you ever read a news article that reminded you so much of yourself, it was almost eerie? Well, that’s how I felt after reading this article on “Why Are Americans Leaving Good Jobs to Go Solo?”
Every single quote resonated with me. I felt like these people were living my life and speaking my thoughts. Get out of my head, Internet!
But seriously…this article makes several really important points about new trends in the U.S. job market that are pointing toward more people deciding to start a business.
Some economists argue that these types of small businesses are not really creating value for the overall economy – they’re not going to grow and create enough jobs. To these economists, I say: “Who cares?” What if 10 million Americans quit their hated corporate jobs in order to start successful solo businesses? What if all 10 million of those people went on to earn an average of $10,000 a year (after taxes and expenses) more than they used to make in the corporate world?
That would be an extra $100 billion of annual discretionary income getting pumped into the economy – not a bad little stimulus package – and presumably, an extra 10 million corporate jobs would be freed up for people who might enjoy them more than their previous occupants.
So if you want to quit your job to start a business, even if it’s never going to grow, by all means, go for it. Don’t worry about the naysayers – we don’t all have to aspire to be the next Google. Sometimes it’s enough to just carve out a way to earn a good living, while working on your own terms, leaving time to go jogging on a sunny Monday afternoon.