Being Relentless: Mapping Open Economic Networks Every Week

Submitted by Betsey Merkel on Tue, 02/14/2006 - 00:36.

Midtown Wednesdays forums are a place for people to gather and exchange ideas. Here is last week's social network map of the people who contributed a completed short survey (click on the JPG below.)

At each week's forum anyone who is interested, contributes new information about their business, initiative, proposal or dreams. Innovation happens when people share knowledge from their perspective about what they see is missing and with others, brainstorm possible solutions.

The next step is often left out: follow up. What are our next steps? And, who will begin to complete the tasks that are needed.

Maps indicate next steps by illuminating new paths to opt-in knowledge flows. Maps also provide a diagnostic tool for strategically building new connections to strengthen innovation.

Last week's Network Map provides a visual picture of idea and information exchange going on at Myers University.

Read more about network mapping by visiting global mapping guru and Cleveland resident, Valdis Krebs here.

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