By coincidence, I spent some time talking by phone with Karen Stephenson this evening, and the conversation turned to the concept of the purpose of networks. As Karen said – “synchronicity?”
On the other side of my interests, I was contacted recently by the Alan Guttmacher Institute. They were considering using a picture I took in Malawi in 2002 as part of a new report they are doing. which aims to expose the “sugar daddy” culture in parts of sub-Saharan Africa.
I was in Malawi trying to learn more about the spread of HIV/Aids, with Save the Children – which brings me straight back to the subject of Networks.
Last week we were pleased to republish an article by Duncan Watts called “Outbreak” on LeaderValues. I find Duncan’s comment that “One reason that HIV managed to spread globally, breaking out of its core population of gay men, prostitutes, and intravenous drug users, was due to a general perception that it couldn’t” incredibly appropriate in all kinds of situations.