Are You Network Literate?

It was fun being back on public radio’s Marketplace this week, with a commentary on network literacy.

Here’s the opening:

Bill Gates once wrote that “The most meaningful way to… put distance between you and the crowd is to do an outstanding job with information. How you gather, manage, and use information,” Gates wrote, “will determine whether you win or lose.”

What’s hard is that the information modern professionals need is always changing. Simply stockpiling facts and knowledge won’t get you anywhere. Rather, you need to know how to access the information you need, when you need it.

You can listen to the audio on the page or embedded below.

3 Responses to Are You Network Literate?

  1. I like your point about the fact that info is always changing Ben. It is!

    What are your thoughts on information overload? I understand being able to actively map my social network and ask for information, but what about sifting through all the information that is constantly flying at us (when we aren’t even asking for it)?

    Thanks!
    -Aaron

  2. Thanks for podcast, good overview of a changing landscape. Our business has been online for years but we are still learning how to navigate the world of social media and use it intelligently.

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