I have a confession to make: I’ve got networks on my mind. I read Joshua Cooper Ramo’s “The Seventh Sense” while on vacation in Switzerland, and the concepts really resonated. The main idea in the book is that we need to develop something akin to network intuition in order to “to look at any object and see the way in which it is changed by connection.” After reading the book, I found myself replacing "community” with “network” in my consulting work, and more expansive and strategic ideas are the result. I highly recommend the book, and you will notice the theme of “Network Thinking” throughout the newsletter content this month.
I hope you find this newsletter useful. Ping me anytime if this sparks an idea, if you disagree, or if you want to talk about any of the concepts further. Seriously, hit reply and let me know what you think (or just say hi)!