The story so far

I PACKED THIS MYSELF started as a project working with migrant workers and local communities in Cornwall. We found instances of exploitation, discrimination and outright racism and tried to find ways of bringing people together to increase understanding. We've run workshops across Cornwall in schools and with other groups. We're now taking this work forward by looking at unemployment in rural communities.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

LinkedIn and 'weak ties'

Financial Times magazine article today on Reid Hoffman, the co-founder of LinkedIn. LinkedIn is all about networking and work. He has been influenced by sociologist Mark Granovetter and the idea of 'weak ties'.... In other words people on the edge of your social and professional radar screen....he suggests these connections can really help to open up new opportunities. LinkedIn aims to help you connect with them.