Over the past few weeks I’ve been conversing online with Dibyendu De, a reliability management consultant in Kolkatta, India. For 23 years of his career he has applied his extensive background as a mechanical design engineer toward helping 50 organizations achieve sustainable growth. Our conversation utilized social media channels like Twitter, Google+, and blog posts, written in response to some of the questions I raised for my assignment in “Management Issues for Information Professionals”, a class I’m taking at QUT. Eventually we caught up for a brief Hangout using Google+, where we discussed his views on management, strategy, and innovation.
Like bees we fly out and surf through our virtual and real life. And like bees we return to our community on and off line, to report what we think is most interesting, to see, follow up upon. The more interesting our story, the more exited our dance, the more people, who trust us, the more followers we’ll see following our trail, often the trail of people who have gone before.