Learning to network

May 29, 2007

Realising the value – THE END of the beginning

On the 19th February my online business networking paid off.

Well, by the time the invoice got sorted it was much later than that, but the point is that an ex-colleague of an ex-colleague to asked meet me, then offered me a busy role that kind of didn’t allow time for learning to network.

Well, I have still carried on networking when feasible, but I have not had time for the luxury of researching and reporting on the topic. However I have learned so much by sharing this experience that I am determined to apply many of the publishing and marketing skills on something that is close enough to my day job to make it compatible and feasible


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December 30, 2006

Why blogging is perfect for transparent architects

Filed under: creative, Publishing — Arthur M. Gallagher @ 3:10 am

I guess I need to qualify the title by explaining that transparency is one of my fundamental professional maxims. There are many people in the IS industry who make a career from performing great feats of prestigitation, which mystify and awe their audiences. I think that computers are already hard enough for most of us, without needing clouding peoples’ minds any further with illusions of obscurity.

I personally feel that businesses and staff benefit more by making it easier to follow what is going on. And what’s more, clearly noting down all the import steps and reasons is a great way of avoiding my sketchy memory from failing me at critical moments, especially when I come back to projects that I have been away from for eternities (a few weeks is already a long time for my synapses).

Anyhow I was trying to explain why blogging is a great byproduct of an IS architects’ daily work.


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