100 Brains: Thinkers and tinkerers in social business

100 Brains: Thinkers and tinkerers in social business

Summary: Starting this month, I will post frequent interviews with 100 people in my network who I believe fit the "thinker" and / or "tinkerer" mold. These are people with amazing brains.

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The summer has been quiet over here in Social Business land, but the quiet has given me time to become inspired to embark on a new editorial project. In thinking about all of the social media news from the last few months, I also started thinking about a lot of people behind the news. The thought leaders, if you will, and those folks on the front lines of social media, have differing yet equally compelling stories to tell. Then there are the folks on the sidelines, and by sidelines I mean those who do not make social media their focus but still use it in interesting and innovative ways. These people all have amazing brains, and I've decided to pick them.

Starting this month, I will post frequent interviews with 100 people in my network who I believe fit the "thinker" and / or "tinkerer" mold I've described above. My lofty goal is to publish all 100 of these before the end of 2010 by early 2011. While there might be some crossover questions, I will largely tailor the interviews to focus on each person's individual strengths and expertise. This is such a diverse group of people and I can't wait to showcase all of their talents.

A sampling of participants includes:

  • Michael DiLorenzo, NHL
  • Cathy Brooks, OtherThanThat
  • Tim Westergren, Pandora
  • Maggie Fox, Social Media Group
  • Adam Ostrow, Mashable
  • Jess Berlin, Cirque du Soleil
  • Kyle Flaherty, BreakingPoint Systems
  • Sarah Molinari, Home Depot
  • Paul Mabray, Vintank
  • Scott Monty, Ford
  • Rachel Happe, Community Roundtable
  • Brian Solis, FutureWorks
  • Meg Fowler, Social Media 4 Social Change
  • Dennis Crowley, Foursquare

And many, many more.

I have 70+ people committed thus far. If you have suggestions of other "brains" I should consider, email through the form below.

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  • RE: 100 Brains: Thinkers and tinkerers in social business

    I would offer:
    Jeffrey Snover - Architect of MS PowerShell
    Bruce Payette - Master Builder of MS PowerShell
    James Brundage - of Start-Automating, ex MS PowerShell Team.
    Regards
    AndyT
    Andrew Tearle
    • RE: 100 Brains: Thinkers and tinkerers in social business

      @Andrew Tearle Thanks, I'll look into 'em.
      Jennifer Leggio
      • RE: 100 Brains: Thinkers and tinkerers in social business

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  • You could just talk to me...

    Have You Ever Heard of Plato? Aristotle? Socrates? Morons!
    jasonp@...
    • RE: 100 Brains: Thinkers and tinkerers in social business

      @jasonp@... Such a great movie...
      Jennifer Leggio
  • RE: 100 Brains: Thinkers and tinkerers in social business

    "who I believe fit the ?thinker? and / or ?tinkerer? mold I?ve described below."

    And where, exactly, is this description?
    aep528
  • RE: 100 Brains: Thinkers and tinkerers in social business

    Hola Jen,

    Couple of other folks:
    @frankeliason
    @jpunishill
    @adamcohen
    @mschmulen
    @bsdalton

    Still love your tweets,
    mpace101
    mpace101
    • RE: 100 Brains: Thinkers and tinkerers in social business

      @mpace101 Thanks Michael! Adam is actually on the list, and I need to reach out to Jaime. I lost his email address. I'll look at the others!
      Jennifer Leggio
  • RE: 100 Brains: Thinkers and tinkerers in social business

    I've been very impressed with some of the folks at NewsGator: JB Holston, CEO; Brian Kellner, VP of Products; and Jeff Segebarth, Sales Exec.
    tobianderson
  • Another pick

    I've been speaking to Susan Beebe, Dell's Chief Listener. The balance she maintains between enthusiasm and expertise blows me away. Super smart. On Twitter: @susanbeebe
    Igreenleigh
  • RE: 100 Brains: Thinkers and tinkerers in social business

    I recommend Mike Rowland, Impact Interactions, since he was in social media long before it became a household two words.
    http://www.linkedin.com/news?viewArticle=&articleID=210406132&gid=3258194&type=member&item=30886206&articleURL=http%3A%2F%2Ft%2Eco%2FDfL2WaG&urlhash=WzRy
    BettyLaverne