Extremely gratifying to see interest in collaboration on our favorite topic. Many people have been writing me personally and asking What next? What can we do?
Before we kick off organization and dates and times and the like, I have an even bigger question:
What do you want to talk about?
You see, the one problem I've noted with many professional organizations is that nominally they exist to get members talking to each other, though eventually 90% of the energy is spent getting donuts for the board meetings that are meeting to discuss meetings. But then, naturally, there needs to be policies set about donuts acquisition. And then the donut budget meetings, you can't miss those. And then we forget what the first meeting is about.
That is, of course, kinda dumb.
Before we go anywhere near that: what do you want to talk about? What kind of webinars do you want? What does your company need? What are you interested in on behalf of your clients?
I'll go first. I want to talk about social media and intelligence. We really need to examine how to do intelligence in a world that moves at breakneck pace. If anybody has best practices for dealing with people who are EXTRAORDINARILY SHORT TERM FOCUSED that would be very cool.
Extra points: I want to know about the state of the art in intelligence in places where they speak Spanish, French, and Chinese.
What about you?