From “The Future of You”, an article on the Harvard Business Review blog, outlining three ‘essential’ qualities for the ‘new era of work’:
- self-branding (“your ability to be a brand”)
- entrepreneurship (your ability to be “a change agent”) and
- hyperconnectivity (your ability to be an influencer; to “be a link to useful information”)
I pulled out the above quote because I self-identify. Having stumbled into hyperconnectivity, and choosing to craft and hone this skill, it’s nice to get some perceived legitimacy shed onto my practice (most of all, honestly, for myself).
Also, a case in point: Maria Popova aka BrainPicker.
The self-proclaimed “interestingness hunter-gatherer and curious mind at large” has established herself as an internet authority: not by talking about being one, but by delivering content - consistently and of high caliber.
I so respect and admire her work and her approach. I’m out to create and fill a different niche, and I credit much to her as an inspiration of related possibility.