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 Online Business Networks2002-12-02 23:21
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by Flemming Funch

I was checking out Ryze.com today, after Seb Paquet mentioned it. It is an online business network. Mostly entrepreneurs I suppose. Self-motivated people who're looking for connections and opportunities. From what I understand, it is something that is working well and growing quickly. So, I'm looking for the clues on what it is that works. The interface is fairly simple. You create a profile, including categories of what you're interested in, and you can search through others' profiles, and find people based on the interests. You can leave messages for other people in their guestbooks, which can be seen by others, and you can flag people as your friends, or put them on your contact list. And you can create your own tribe, which others can join. All sounds good, but what is it that makes it work for people? The simplicity? The critical mass? The fact that people are trying to do business, so they're motivated?

Incidentally, a couple of hours after I signed up for Ryze, Scott Allen called, and he happens to be working on a book about online business networks, including Ryze. And actually he wanted to ask me if I could come up with some success stories from NCN. I've planned for a while to develop some more organized way of gathering feedback on successes and failures. So, maybe I should get moving.

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23 Dec 2014 @ 12:33 by Ola @ : gzyMrwrlGBLbKZxXs
A 30 yrs old lib voter and a very unhappy one here! I am so tbleirry sorry to see this party throw away their best leader. The shameful antics of some in the party in their age related insults is a terrible low for the liberals. Ming you were and are a sensible, thoughtful politician, which is what one needs in my mind, not a young hothead with something to prove.Everything wrong with our political make up in this country is shown by this latest effort to gain popularity by the liberal party. . I cannot believe people would rather have youth over experience, intelligence and political know how.I am now unsure who to vote for, this has really upset our household as we are liberals but cannot support bigots who show their prejudice on national media with no shame.We shall miss you as our leader and yes Ming for speaker!  

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