"The industrial revolution rewarded those who built things, rail roads, buildings, factories. The connection revolution rewards those that build bridges between people." Seth Godin
Entrepreneur and marketing guru Seth Godin's thinking is always ahead of the curve. His point above builds on my post yesterday about the power of connections.
In an effort to create certainty and control in our lives we tend to seek and invest in connections that are 'people like us'. This is a great strategy for comfort and safety but rarely one that leads to growth and high performance.
The real change shapers and history makers have diverse open networks and actively connect people with different perspectives to each other.