How It Began

In 2007, the director of the local Community Leadership Program recommended that attendees connect on LinkedIn, so we all dove head-first into the internet ocean.  After all, everybody was doing it.  MySpace, YouTube,  Facebook,  Twitter, RSS feeds from bloggers and any news sources that piqued our interest.   It didn’t take long for subscribers (and their in-boxes) to become overwhelmed with all of the opt-ins.  What started out as one-on-one discussions soon became committee meetings.  Today it’s a full-blown national convention. There are now thousands of people talking at once and no one wants to surrender the podium.  More importantly, there is no monitor present to call “time”.  It’s our responsibility as members of the buying public to decide who we want to listen to.  Sound difficult?


Author: Gary

I'm about as transparent as a person can get because I believe transparency to be THE foundational element of trust. Trust and honesty are what bond the most valuable relationships. I've taken pretty much every personality assessment available. Here are the results: Enneagram: Type 2: Caregiver Jung, Myers, Briggs: INTJ DISC: Initiator (DI)--Visionary, Charismatic, Dynamic Strengths Finder: Honesty, Zest, Creativity, Spirituality, Hope Values Assessment: Creativity, Responsibility, Spirituality, Concern for Others, Achievement Every ounce of content on my sites is personally-produced and represents my opinion and mine alone. Whether readers agree or disagree with those opinions and ideas is their prerogative and theirs alone. I do not seek approval or validation, only spirited collaboration with real people willing to open their minds to the possibility that things will never be "normal" again, then discuss ways to move forward instead of living in the past.