Karen Floyd, SymmetryPR, suggested I take a look at a thoughtful piece she wrote about peer advantage from a recent talk I gave at the ANJE Conference (pictured above). Even more importantly from my perspective, she asked me to explore a new peer-to-peer community called Shaping the Odds. At her request, I joined the community and look forward to working with my peers in this forum over the coming months.
Karen briefly described Shaping the Odds as a place that provides a warmer user experience than LinkedIn, while overcoming what some entrepreneurs believe to be the often too personal bent of Facebook. (I was immediately intrigued). At first glance. it delivers a perfect balance for entrepreneurs who believe in paying it forward and who wish to participate in a peer-to-peer community where expertise, mentorship, contacts, etc. can be shared among business leaders at all levels. Over time, I can see it providing a wellspring of business and personal stories that will be invaluable for entrepreneurs and company leaders alike.
For more information on Shaping the Odds vision, check out what its founder, André Eidskrem has to say! A community is only as strong as its members. Shape the odds in your favor and theirs by giving it a try!