Behaviors spread through a social network like viruses. You must work the network to change…
I came up with the term creative networker as an alternative to “knowledge worker”, which is a bit outdated in my opinion. I think the term “creative networker” is better able to express that we’re moving into a creative economy and that almost all work we do is part of a network of people and activities.
A creative networker is a person who creates or grows unique value within a network of people, or someone who creates or grows the network in an original way for others to share value. Even better, it can be a person who does both.
Anyone can make a decent living performing mundane activities for others. But it takes special people to make their work creative and nurture their networks. Those are the creative networkers.
Are you a creative networker?
p.s. The name of the taxi driver is Rodolfo Cutufia in Buenos Aires. He has dozens of agendas with comments and stories from his passengers, lots of photos, and plenty of articles about him in magazines and newspapers. It was the most inspiring taxi ride I ever had.