Saturday, December 8, 2007

Networking and the Global Financial Industry


First and foremost, thank you very much to fellow
Linkedin members Jessan Dunn Otis, Walter W. Casey and Mary McDonald for their initial feedback and suggestions on this blog.

The last few days, have been very hectic in terms of carrying out a lot of thinking, drafting and finally posting my first actual comment (Finance, knowledge and risks…) on this blog and above all, a medium / long term planning about how to manage this tool for helping me to achieve a more ambitious goal I began to work on again (managing my career and marketing my professional practice in the Mexican financial industry known to be an important part of Emerging Financial Markets) and pave the way to creating a feasible source of useful information.

Now, it’s time to tackle “Step 2”:

Not only planning how to create and maintain contacts with other global financial professionals but planning a sequence of discussions and informational exchange with them and turning that feedback into practical projects and hopefully, useful alternatives for those who don’t have a basic financial knowledge hoping to ask for additional support from Mexican Financial Regulators

Considering the significant growth –and recent problems- the global financial industry is experiencing, as a relatively new
Linkedin member (year and a half), I know that an equally global networking process on Linkedin can become a matter of patience since it involves a careful online “business etiquette” and hopefully, having real and meaningful conversations rather than becoming just another simple number: the “old” and still current debate about “Quality of Contacts” versus “Quantity of Contacts” on Linkedin.

Linkedin confirms its value as a networking (and learning) tool; it has helped me to find out that a very important number of global financial professionals are in fact members so, it’s time to think as big as possible and work on creating appropriate contacts.

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