About Phil O’Brien
PLEASE NOTE – my website has moved to http://www.philobrien.com. Please continue your journey there!. Best wishes. Phil
Hello! This blog is intended to track my journey trying to understand how Personal Networks work, their value to us as individuals (my hunch they might be our most important asset!) – and whether there is a way to make sense of them visually.
I’m not a serial networker – I have less than a hundred contacts on LinkedIn (as of today), my Facebook presence is really there to keep an eye on my children …. and I can think of nothing worse than attending a “networking” event. However, I am an entrepreneur who is committed to business development – and to create new ideas I need people around me and information from all sorts of places. The same applies when a strategy is developed – and it’s time to deliver. I do believe that I have a good quality network of people who trust in me – and this diverse network has helped me to create and develop new ventures.
I’ve been fortunate to have built a business from scratch – and sold it at the peak of the market. This means that for the last 4 years I’ve managed to take time out to think, play and get involved in small (but exciting) projects.
Anyway, I am working with two of my colleagues from the business we sold to develop our ideas around Personal Networks. We have a fledgling idea, a registered domain name (VizWho) and some basic tools to start piloting. If you visit this blog – I hope you will find some of the discussions and resources interesting … and hopefully you might come along for the journey (maybe even join my Personal Network!).
Phil O’Brien – http://uk.linkedin.com/in/philobr