Here’s a sketch of what I want to do:
That’s a very broad goal. What does it mean?
I want to help people make sense of technology. I want to help them
figure out which tools they should try out and how those tools fit
into their ways of working. I want to help them bring the tools into
their culture and adapt the tools to their needs. I want to help
people look at the big picture and see how everything fits together. I
want to help people look at the leaves on the trees and figure out how
to make the most of each piece.
I’m particularly interested in technology that helps people relate
with people. I’m interested in ways for people to discover other
people and other resources, share their insights with others, and
organize things for themselves.
I’m good at keeping track of technology news, which makes it easy for
me to recommend something that fits a situation. I also like
collecting and sharing productivity tips.
I enjoy speaking, writing, teaching, evangelizing, and all these other
ways to help people learn.
Most of all, I love listening and drawing people out. I love learning
people’s vocabularies and telling them stories about other people’s
successes and failures, helping them imagine their own success. I love
stepping into someone’s shoes and figuring out which tools might be
useful. I love coming up with ways for people to slowly make new tools
part of their lives.
- I know about the tools. I need to learn about
organizational behavior, organizational change, information
technology diffusion, and technology adoption.
- I know how to spread enthusiasm. I need to also learn how to
communicate solid business benefits.
- I know how to set a few things up. I need to become more familiar
with the different technologies so that I can prototype them
quickly and show how everything fits together.
- I know a few people in different areas. I need to develop a rich,
wide directory of consultants and companies who can implement
- Continue with my research at IBM, which is exactly in line with this anyway.
- Make another speech at Toastmasters, then another and another.
- Meet other people who are working in the same or similar area. Talk
to them, ask them for help figuring out this passion of mine, and
see if I can do anything to help.
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