I recently had a couple of bottles of wine with Adrian Trenholm, Dwayne Melancon and Chris Morgan. We talked about ethics in the analyst business (no contradiction there, honest), unions in the 21st century, and the software business.
Adrian is a blogger, Dwayne and Chris work at Tripwire, the security exception management company.
Adrian suggested the meetup, acting as a connector. More interesting than the fact the meetup was driven by social tools like linkedin, is that the fact when Adrian blogged on it subsequently, the idea snowball rolled downhill.
Mark Lloyd picked it up (and he wasn’t even there…)
But I guess Rosa Say started it all…
So is it remarkable or business as usual, that we can and do make connections which lead to good company and interactions using social tools? Sometimes its good to step back and say: this really is the beginning of a new world of social relationships. Mavens, connectors and salesmen. Tipping Points are now on steroids.