Penny is the founder of Ecademy.com and takes a kindly maternal role to the members there. For that alone she deserves to be mentioned and written about. However it's her views on modern networking that will challenge you most
@PennyPower sees the majority of us wrapped up in a style of networking that is Closed, Controlled and Selective. Penny suggests that we choose to network with those who we see as useful to us and dismiss other as being of less value.
Penny believes that to be successful on-line we now need to be Open, Random and Supportive. Less hierarchical and trying to be in control.
You can see the former as being atypical masculine, corporate behaviour and the latter as being more feminine and family behaviour.
Now, I'm a bloke, so you can guess where I feel more natural. “Pass me the remote now, please!”
How about you, how Open, Random and Supportive are you?