- Informations: CEO
- Organisation: Vectorealism
- My advice / My idea: Believe in Aperitivo! A famous sociologist, Mark Granovetter, said that weak ties are the best way to find business opportunities, and I totally agree with him. I don’t really believe in “elevator’s pitch” (sounds claustrophobic to me), I would strongly suggest an “aperitivo’s pitch”.
- My expertise about the subject: The power of networking is a classical topic for sociologists, especially for the ones focused on organization and labor. As a researcher I’ve been part of a team who studied the famous “distretti industriali”, the peculiar Italian way of being very competitive in specific business industries by using networks of small and micro enterprises. But: what does it have to do with creative people? Apparently nothing, but I can assure there’s a lot to learn from history.
- My potential limits as a mentor: As you can read in my previous answer, I could easily become theoretical on this topic. Speaking about practical contributions, I can say that my experience is mostly in the design and ICT industry.
- What expertise I’d like to find among the network, to complete mine?: I’d love to learn how to approach networking in huge countries like the US, and share industry-specific tips.
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