A man worth listening to: JP Rangaswami
I met JP at the Web 2.0 Roundtable at the IBM Palisades in late June (http://mba.tuck.dartmouth.edu/digital/)
He is the President and CIO of British Telecom's Global Services Division. I am fond of telling my customers that whatever the form of community and information exchange - electronic, paper, iPhone, in-person even - there will always be a need for at least two kinds of ships: leadership and scholarship.
JP provides both and both are immediately apparent. To keep my praise to a tolerable level, please know that if one searches the letters 'JP' on Google, his web site is the 7th hit. He welcomes your participation in and linking to his blog: http://confusedofcalcutta.com/
A couple of his ideas that I like:
1) first there must be Relationship, followed by Conversation, then Transaction.
2) Web 2.0 is an 'abundance mentality' not a 'scarcity mentality.'
I do not intend to trivialize his thinking with these blurbs and how I wish many more Presidents and CIOs had the courage & wherewithall to extend themselves in such an honest and sincere manner.
Believe me, you'd like to have dinner with JP. cperrien