N°3 - Networking

Marco Bocola


Informations CEO
Organisation Vectorealism
My advice / My idea Believe in Aperitivo! A famous sociologist, Mark Granovetter, said that weak ties are the best way to find business opportunities, and I totally agree with him. I don’t really believe in “elevator’s pitch” (sounds claustrophobic to me), I would strongly suggest an “aperitivo’s pitch”.
My expertise about the subject The power of networking is a classical topic for sociologists, especially for the ones focused on organization and labor. As a researcher I’ve been part of a team who studied the famous “distretti industriali”, the peculiar Italian way of being very competitive in specific business industries by using networks of small and micro enterprises. But: what does it have to do with creative people? Apparently nothing, but I can assure there’s a lot to learn from history.
My potential limits as a mentor As you can read in my previous answer, I could easily become theoretical on this topic. Speaking about practical contributions, I can say that my experience is mostly in the design and ICT industry.
What expertise I’d like to find among the network, to complete mine? I’d love to learn how to approach networking in huge countries like the US, and share industry-specific tips.
Why it's relevant? How to use it?

The FabLab Network is an incredible example of a spontaneous, global and connected entity that shares the same vision and language. The website fablabs.io lists hundreds of organizations

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