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I have been thinking, reading, talking and writing about this idea of NQ ( Network Quotient) for more than 10 years. Now planning of transitioning to "video" as "attention spans" have come down. Videos convey the idea in shorter time. So "videos" first, "pictures" next and "text" is "last"

To give a flavor of things to cone starting with few inspiring quotes which I will explain in my videos






From Network to NeWorth but what is NetWorth ?

The theme of our book was that your Network is your NetWorth.

Over last few weeks, I have been wondering on the idea of "Networth". Currently , it is measured mainly by $/Rs and other measures like the impact you made on the world, lives you changed, people you helped doesn't get counted in most discussions. However I think that those other non-financial measures are as important and often more important than the financial measures. 

If I made one person smile by a random or planned act of kindness then that is priceless, for everything else there is VIA/MasterCard/Discover/Amex and currency.

If that is the case then why do we undervalue the non-monetary worth of our actions ? Is it just a measurement problem or more than that it is just a priority problem. Money is a measure of value that is universally understood, accepted and valued and hence can be stored and exchanged. Other measures like happiness, health, pleasure, success, helpfulness, taste are difficult to measure…
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It has been a long break since we originally came with the idea/concept/framework of NQ. In between both the authors got busy in life as usual. But maybe a good idea never dies. What has happened is that we have many more examples and case studies. In last few years multi-billion dollar companies have been created with idea of Network at the core, my friend Prof Ajai Gaur tells me that it is a topic of many Ph.D. thesis and books across universities.

So maybe time for us to revive our book. I changed industry from Financial Services to Healthcare and that industry is going through a Digital Revolution and the idea of network is central to it. So will write some examples from my current Industry as well.








What is Organization 3.0?

Organization 3.0 is a new model of organization, particularly non-profits, to function almost virtually sans any physical existence or overhead by using various free tools of the web 2.0. It is a paradigm that transcends the common world view and takes inspiration from the cosmic theory that all matter is nothing but energy. Organization 3.0 is the spiritual high ground that treats organizations as an energy network rather than physical network, hence making physical infrastructure redundant.

Energizing The Network

The earth is an energy ball. Human body is made of energy fields. Energy makes up everything in this universe.

Similarly, network too has an energy. The strength and vitality of a network is dependent on the efforts that are regularly put to energize it. If networks are energized regularly, they work in an optimized manner.

Hence, management of energy in a network is directly affects the quality of network.

How to manage this energy within a network? How to constantly keep the network energized? Well, this would be the subject of another post. Any ideas?

Architecture of Purposeful and Perpetual Discovery

One of the most important aspects of developing high network intelligence (NI) would be to develop an "Architecture of Purposeful and Perpetual Discovery" around oneself. By this I mean, a way or a set-up through which one can explore the universal network.

I am using the word 'architecture' to indicate that the way or set-up has to be in some way structured to ensure optimization of purposeful discoveries. By purposeful discoveries I mean those discoveries that are going to add to the subject's strengths, both at an individual level as well as network level. At the same time, this architecture should be such that it encourages not only purposeful discoveries but also has a perpetual character to ensure rapid aggregation of discoveries either in isolation or linked up with past discoveries.

"Architecture of Purposeful and Perpetual Discovery" is going to be a key concept to explore the true potential of networks in human life.

Network Quotient - The Road Map

Universe is a network of planets, sun, stars, constellation, etc. all connected with each other with some kind of force. Earth is a network. Human body too is a network of nerves and veins in perfect synchronization. Even the internet and Web 2.0, which are changing our lives as never before, are networks. In essence, everything around us is either a network or part of some network. In a rapidly shrinking world, the concept of networks suddenly assumes extraordinary importance due to exponential rise in number of networks, connections within each of them, and the resultant mind boggling linkage with each other. As the world continues to shrink in future to become a small global village, networks would not only mushroom around us but even become complicated. To survive and thrive in this networked world, more than IQ or EQ people, groups, communities, organizations, and corporations would need Network Quotient (NQ) - the measure of Network Intelligence (NI), the ability to create, mana…