10 Responses to "Your company as a metaphor"
  1. EXCELER8 is cool. That’s not a metaphor. It’s a fact.

  2. Norm says:

    Since I’m in “transition” right now, my company is Me, Inc…it’s like Rober Frost’s poem about a walk in the forest and “miles to go before I sleep”…or the infamous NY Yankees’ cathcher, Johnny Bench’s comment (I think it belongs to him) “when you come to a fork in the road, take it.” I take them all these days. Networking is like taking every fork in the road…or tapping on and navigating hotlinks as they hit your windshield…or like Virginia Satir’s (family therapist) method of linking family members with string to emphsize their connectedness and the impact they all have on each other. Hello LinkedIn!! Nice to meet you Jules and Shannon (Shannon, I met you at the Tribune in April for info session–for your corporate gig–regarding seach engine optimization…and here I am. Thank You!!

  3. jinfinite8 says:

    Norm – thanks for stopping by and contributing. Frost is beautiful and so is Johnny Bench! 🙂 I have not heard of Virginia Satir – I need to check her out (I like the string metaphor). Most intriguing to me is your idea of \”navigating hotlinks\” as they hit your windshield. With hotlinks are you referring to web links? I just want to make sure that I got your metaphor correctly. Your windshield as a touch screen? I will send as Linkedin invite and Shannon and I would recommend you join Facebook for social/business networking if you haven\’t already. Cheers!

  4. Julian says:

    Ami – takes a cool cat to know one. ‘Nuff said.

  5. Hayden says:

    Hi, good post Julian. I’m working on one for my company right now.

  6. Steve Barril says:

    I prefer the API one but that’s probably because I am a geek.

  7. Norm says:

    Julian, thanks for the invite to LinkedIn. I sent you an email response, but I’m learning that email is so 90’s…a black and white, dark, closet channel. Now, I’m tip toeing into this new naked technicolor social medium. Some of us older boomers take a little longer to adjust, but I’m getting there. Yes, the windshield is the touch screen. And, I will be hopping onto Facebook. I feel a little like a parent intruding into my kids’ party. Thanks again for connecting.

  8. Julian says:

    Thanks Norm. I got your email. You’re right – email is dead as an effective relationship communications medium. Too much occupational spam. Thanks for connecting on LinkedIn. I’ll be looking for you on Facebook (which at present I only marginally like but certainly prefer over MySpace which I loathe. 🙂

  9. Norm says:

    Julian, I’m slowly getting it…thanks for the coaching..I’ll get there soon. What’s the most effective medium to communicate with you?

  10. Julian says:

    Hi Norm,

    I’m glad you’re getting it – I wonder if I am half the time. 🙂

    I think everyone is in the same boat because we’re trying to figure out what works best. As for communications with me the answer is ‘it depends.’

    What do you want to accomplish? All of the normal methods work. It’s just about which one works best for what we’re trying to do. Phone, blog, email, face-to-face conferences, the bar, they all have their strengths and weaknesses don’t you think?

    Is there anything specific I can help with or that you want to talk about?

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