It is an obvious fact that personal and professional relations are currently living a golden age. And it is unquestionable that the Internet has something to do with this.
Thanks to Social Media, such as Facebook, Twitter, Linkedin…and various other networks, we are only a click away from meeting great, and not so great, people (let’s not kid ourselves, we can find all types in the Internet…).
These digital encounters often help us give life a conspirational wink 😉
People who, like ourselves, use words, twitts, posts, and belong to different communities and groups, that manage to provoke an admiring exclamation in us (!), as well as help us see reality as it is, as it should be and, occasionally, as it shall be.
Today’s journalist is @cimino and the interviewee in this Twitter interview is @anamaríallopis
Concepts such as Social Networks, Transparency, Democratization of ideas, Innovation, Web 2.0, Authenticity, Community and Crowdsourcing are a reality, and when spoken, or rather twitted, by Ana María Llopis, they make me think of her project, Ideas4ll, a site she puts her heart and soul into. If we look for a word to describe this concept, we can only think of Passion, and if we dig deeper into her project, the bigbangchallenge, we come up with the concept of Innovation.
Lastly, with respect to the final question of the interview, I agree completely that “one has to measure oneself against him or herself”, this is for me the road to success. That “chance helps the prepared mind”, as the interviewee says, seems to me very true, and I would add that learning to overcome obstacles -be these represented by people or situations- make us stronger and drive our lives forward.
I invite you to read the interview and come up with your own conclusions.