Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn… The people who have held the greatest influence on my professional success have been the founders of these five companies.
The social internet has forever changed the world and our place upon it. My success as an architect and an entrepreneur has been the direct result of the stories told, the connections made and relationships built using the these five online platforms.
My parents, my wife, my children, my family, friends and mentors; they have all molded me into the man I am today. The life I live, the knowledge I share and the many lives on which I might now have some positive influence, are only possible through the social internet and the people who have created the tools that allow us to connect.
Question: How has the social internet contributed to your professional success (or failure)?
This post is my contribution to an international blog series called #ArchiTalks. Each month, dozens of architect bloggers from around the world publish a post on a specific topic simultaneously on the same date. Scroll down for links to posts written by all of my #ArchiTalks friends.
Bob Borson – Life of An Architect (@bobborson)
This is NOT Mentorship
Marica McKeel – Studio MM (@ArchitectMM)
Jeff Echols – Architect Of The Internet (@Jeff_Echols)
Mentors, Millennials and the Boomer Cliff
Lora Teagarden – L² Design, LLC (@L2DesignLLC)
Collier Ward – One More Story (@BuildingContent)
Cormac Phalen – Cormac Phalen (@archy_type)
The Mentoring of Me
Jeremiah Russell, AIA – ROGUE Architecture (@rogue_architect)
teach them the way they should go: #architalks
Eric T. Faulkner – Rock Talk (@wishingrockhome)
Bad Mentor, Good Mentor
Stephen Ramos – BUILDINGS ARE COOL (@sramos_BAC)
The Top 3 Benefits for Architects to Mentor and to be Mentored
Brian Paletz – The Emerging Architect (@bpaletz)
I’ve got a lot to learn
Jarod Hall – di’velept (@divelept)
The Lonely Mentor
Jeffrey Pelletier – Board & Vellum (@boardandvellum)
Mentoring with Anecdotes vs. Creating a Culture of Trust
Samantha R. Markham – The Aspiring Architect (@TheAspiringArch)
Why every Aspiring Architect needs SCARs
Nisha Kandiah – ArchiDragon (@ArchiDragon)
Mentorship : mend or end ?
Keith Palma – Architect’s Trace (@cogitatedesign)
Jim Mehaffey – Yeoman Architect (@jamesmehaffey)
Tim Ung – Journey of an Architect (@timothy_ung)
5 Mentors that are in my life
Mark Stephens – Mark Stephens Architects (@architectmark)
Gabriela Baierle-Atwood – Gabriela Baierle-Atwood (@gabrielabaierle)
Ilaria Marani – Creative Aptitude (@creaptitude)
Rachel Stones says
I personally haven’t had professional success or failure through social internet, but my spouse has. Through LinkedIn he was made aware of the position he holds now and I think LinkedIn provided that opportunity in a way no other outlet could have. The networking capabilities of these sites are amazing. They have so much potential to offer those seeking professional success if used correctly.