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Optimizing Network Design

  This is part of an occasional series on network design.  A network leader challenge is remembering the network isn’t most people’s first priority, and it shouldn’t be. I use these two principles to help me remember, members’ needs come first. Participating should be fun and easy, like riding a bike. But members’ needs aren’t the only needs […]

Why Network Design Matters

This is part of an occasional series on network design.  Successful networks grow into a (nearly) self-sustaining cycle. That’s what gives them the staying power and benefits that emerge out of networks. A self-sustaining cycle like the water cycle. Networks work best when they foster a cycle of member generosity, reciprocity, mutual benefits, and natural alliances, all emerging […]

Network Design: Members’ Needs Come First

This is part of an occasional series on network design.  A network leader challenge is remembering the network isn’t most people’s first priority, and it shouldn’t be. I use these two principles to help me remember, members’ needs come first.  Placing members’ interests and needs at the center of your network’s design and your network’s activities gives people a […]