Social Networking Rocks

Posted: May 21, 2008  |  Categories: Uncategorized Web 2.0

During my holiday in Como Italy I read two book from Havard Business School Press. One called ‘Thinking for a Living’ by Thomas H. Davenport and ‘Future of Work’ by Thomas W. Malone. Both very interesting books and I enjoyed reading them. Especially ‘ Thinking for a Living’ that I and all IT people do these days, our brain provides a living. Cool, because during my years a student I did a lot of hard labor, where not much thinking was involved. Those days I was very slim and athletic though, compared to now having a little overweight and no hair (probably lost doing a lot of thinking). Thing is according to Davenport knowledge workers (IT people included) can be highly productive if one has a large and diverse network (like for instance work, family or social one like Linkedin), have a lot of ties inside and outside of their company, learn through not only people, but also work experience, and finally juggle a lot of information inside their heads. I am I a productive knowledge worker; according to previous things I mentioned I am. I just place a question on Linkedin and got answers within ten minutes and answer another one too. What I am trying so say with all of this is that social networking makes one a more productive knowledge worker and creates the ability to help one another out. So therefore I think social networking rocks and not only with reason mentioned above.


Author: Steef-Jan Wiggers

Steef-Jan Wiggers is all in on Microsoft Azure, Integration, and Data Science. He has over 15 years’ experience in a wide variety of scenarios such as custom .NET solution development, overseeing large enterprise integrations, building web services, managing projects, designing web services, experimenting with data, SQL Server database administration, and consulting. Steef-Jan loves challenges in the Microsoft playing field combining it with his domain knowledge in energy, utility, banking, insurance, healthcare, agriculture, (local) government, bio-sciences, retail, travel, and logistics. He is very active in the community as a blogger, TechNet Wiki author, book author, and global public speaker. For these efforts, Microsoft has recognized him a Microsoft MVP for the past 8 years.


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