Thanks, Chris. FYI - Last year I finished my Masters in Knowledge Management at CSUN. One of my professors was Kent Greenes and, of course, your book "Learning to Fly" was one of the course requirements. I had a bad case of senioritis at the time, so I have to admit to being less than enthusiastic about anything other than my very demanding job and my family, but I'm glad to have made this contact.
Friday was my last day at Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne, where I accepted a Voluntary Separation Package offered to all employees 60 years and older. I am now looking for situations (engagements) where I can use my combination of Knowledge Management and Social Media skills to help organizations. I need to understand a bit more about the ironic title of the group, "No More Consultants". Sounds a bit like the idea Nilofer Merchant has tweeted about previously. I'll learn more, no doubt.
Thanks for the welcome. I hope I can both find and add value to the group.
PS - I just posted a blog that may give you a better understanding of where I'm coming from. It's at http://rickladd.com.
Hey Chris.. thanks for the welcome.. quick question re: the Meeting Maturity Model in the book's appendix.. pretty awesome actually.. have you or anyone you know of linked maturity level with meeting type or context? At first blush, given how some of the capabilities are described, it would seem logical to ascribe "basic" capability as a reqirement under certain conditions, but more advanced levels for more.. challenging .. conditions..
Started to develop this site a year ago Chris http://www.wikinomics.com.au/ for collaborative consultants. I never pushed it at all and in all honesty is was part of a bigger picture, you know how it goes. I just love the concept of Open Innovation and look forward to seeing what your book is all about. Note I did do a two hour Audio chapter on Wiki use and innovation which is still free on the link above. All part of keeping that tide rising and all of us with it.
Hahaha brilliant Chris but you did have to mention the Cricket. Good thing I am South African yet I did want the Ashes back in Oz where my home is. I believe the recession is has finally broken in the UK today and share prices have started to rise. Great news!