The ROI of personal networks (especially LinkedIn)

Image: An email from LinkedIn prompting me to tell my network what I’m up to… Yesterday I had a conversation with someone who told me that over the past year that had learned how to use LinkedIn and that they reckoned that they could directly attribute several hundred thousand pounds of profit to it. Not…… Continue reading The ROI of personal networks (especially LinkedIn)

Designing your workflow: the ultimate New Year’s resolution

Many of the ways we work could do with being rethought. This post is about how I’m thinking about re-designing mine, and how we could all benefit from thinking more deeply about how we design our work, and from comparing notes with one another. Re-designing workflow We might think that this is self-evident, since things…… Continue reading Designing your workflow: the ultimate New Year’s resolution

How Howard does it: attention master at work

This is a great video in which Howard Rheingold (using Screenr, an interesting Twitter screencasting tool) explains his process, his workflow, for gathering information and putting it to work (or turning information into knowledge as he says). The simple five-minute walkthrough is very useful to me personally, as I am thinking about both how I…… Continue reading How Howard does it: attention master at work

A gaming layer on reading (and everything else for that matter)

Prompted by a lot of people (Rockjimford and Matt Bagwell especially) I finally got around to watching the Seth Prietbatsch TEDx talk about building a gaming layer over the world. His central conceit is that the last ten years were about building a social layer on the world with the web. This has now been…… Continue reading A gaming layer on reading (and everything else for that matter)