The convergence of technology that accelerates the power of relationships and facilitates dynamic communications– peer to peer and to entire communities–is revolutionary to say the least. The book examines the factors that are influencing the emergence of The Relationship Economy.The book defines The Relationship Economy as: “The people and things we are connected with in our personal networks who or that distribute or consume our capital, which in turn influences our individual production outputs.” The book analyzes the factors that are influencing an emerging economy based on the sum of factors driving massive and significant changes to the way everyone will work, play, and live.This emergence will have an especially profound effect on businesses and individuals. While individual factors are self-evident, the collective factors, taken as a whole, are the basis for individual conclusions for strategic opportunities that can be gained from the new economy.
The book provides the knowledge, tools and suggested skills necessary for improved comprehension of the strategic issues required to succeed in The Relationship Economy, and provides the context of actions that enable success. It covers an emerging opportunity for the global community of users/consumers/prosumers/citizens, consumer brands, corporations, non-governmental organizations and governments to play a critical role in forging this new carbon neutral economy: The Relationship Economy.
This book details an emerging economy, driven by factors that are affecting massive changes to the way people work, play, and live. This emergence will have an especially profound effect on business. While individual factors are self-evident, when taken collectively, they are the basis that individuals use to identify strategic opportunities to be gained from the new economy.
This book is a foundational resource for individuals and entities to use as each begins to plan for participation in the accelerated changes brought on my technological advances of the World Wide Web. The goal of the book is to enable all parties to gain perspectives, knowledge, and insights as to the dynamics of technology, the impact of changes brought on by the social Web, and what factors should be considered for the purposes of planning for success.
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I have nearly 900 “close friends” on LinkedIn. These are people I know or know now because I felt they belonged in my social network. I’ve had coffee or beer with a few of them but I still count most of them as close friends… close enough to be able to ask them a question without hesitation or introduce them to someone I know. They are my social network.
Social networks let people build communities of people. They are interconnected networks where you all have something in common — each other. Social networking sites create a place where you can introduce your friends to your friends’ friends, where you can share your intellectual wealth. “The Emergence of The Relationship Economy” encompasses the why and how of social networks. The authors offer a detailed look into the inner workings of social network platforms and examine how adults are adopting the tools of youth to transform the wisdom and relationships of adulthood. Business executives should use this book to understand why it is important to embrace these new tools because their employees will eventually demand them.
Cisco Systems, Inc.
“Link To Your World and its principals have hit the evolving issues dead center. I will look forward to getting their book, The Emergence of The Relationship Economy, and knowing the depth and talent of this group I would assume many more breakthrough insights and product offerings which we as operators can use for the benefit of our members. The social networking space clearly needs some guidance and it is thought leaders like Link To Your World that can provide the independent viewpoints that users will respect and follow.”
Thomas Powers, Chairman, Ecademy
“This book moves online connections into the new era of Social Networks. The Emergence of the Relationship Economy is the first book to bridge face-to-face and computer-mediated relationships.”
Susan B. Barnes
Associate Director, Lab for Social Computing
“The Emergence of the Relationship Economy is the ultimate resource for those responsible for the strategic direction of their companies who wish to understand the realities and challenges presented by the upcoming Relationship Economy.”
Ivan Misner, NY Times Bestselling author and Founder of BNI
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