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throwing eco sheep

At the time I heard the Radio 4 news report on Tim O’Reilly, founder and CEO of O’Reilly Media,  that we should use the Web for more important things than throwing sheep, and read the ExtranetEvolution blog, I also read the editorial to the latest Patagonia Catalogue:

We tell (…) stories over our modern campfires – blogs, web sites books and catalogues – in equal parts homage and interest

We are entertained but an astute few may learn and go on to build on these stories creating new stories of their own. Innovation Inspires

Steve House

So this is why we throw eco sheep, to increase awareness, to plant seeds, to tell stories and to inspire others. It may be the Maven in me to share and inspire, which has been my motivation throughout a career of business improvement so that others can move forward.

hello there

 My fascination with maps (bit of a cartophile) and mash-ups that the Web 2.0  internet now allows, (where would we be without all the google map hacks?), I keep an eye on where readers to isite are based.  To share this – below is a ‘real time’ snap shot list of visitor locations who were on line this afternoon, (well afternoon here),

I guess it ‘s what helps me keep blogging, knowing what the maven (*)  in me wants to share is being picked up, and I hope of use.  Now I need to find a way to get you all to comment now and again !

Lancaster, Blackpool, United Kingdom
Menomonie, Wisconsin, United States
United States
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Richmond, British Columbia, Canada
Rockford, Illinois, United States
Lancaster, Blackpool, United Kingdom
Fort Worth, Texas, United States
Glen Burnie, Maryland, United States
Downey, California, United States
Hampton In Arden, Solihull, United Kingdom
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
San Carlos, California, United States
Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom
Rochdale, Rochdale, United Kingdom
Downey, California, United States
Leitrim, Monaghan, Ireland
Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Washington, District of Columbia, United States
Albuquerque, New Mexico, United States
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
London, Greater London, United Kingdom
Providence, Rhode Island, United States
Countess Wear, Devon, United Kingdom
Stevenage, Norfolk, United Kingdom
London, Lambeth, United Kingdom
Egham, Slough, United Kingdom
Chelsea, Newham, United Kingdom
Mansfield, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Dallas, Texas, United States
Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Falls Church, Virginia, United States
London, Lambeth, United Kingdom
Peace Valley, Missouri, United States
Erlangen, Bayern, Germany
Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
São Paulo, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Saint Paul, Minnesota, United States
Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
West Chester, Pennsylvania, United States
Riga, Riga, Latvia
Brooklyn, New York, United States
Hedgerley, Slough, United Kingdom
London, Lambeth, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
London, Lambeth, United Kingdom
Paris, Ile-de-France, France
Blackpool, Blackpool, United Kingdom
London, Lambeth, United Kingdom
Star, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Lancaster, Blackpool, United Kingdom
United Kingdom
Birstall, Bradford, United Kingdom
London, Lambeth, United Kingdom

* Maven: (extract from wikipedia)

Malcolm Gladwell used it in his book The Tipping Point to describe those who are intense gatherers of information and impressions, and so are often the first to pick up on new or nascent trends.  Gladwell also suggests that mavens may act most effectively when in collaboration with connectors – i.e., those people who have wide network of casual acquaintances by whom they are trusted, often a network that crosses many social boundaries and groups. Connectors can thus easily and widely distribute the advice or insights of a maven.