I think what helps any of us grow, in any field, is seeing the different approaches that people take in totally different fields to solve similar problems.
Whether it be a function of leadership, team development, personal growth where there is alignment between the fields of interest.
Even more interesting is to learn how people approach problems I have never seen, heard or even thought of and seek to understand how they approached this problem.
With this in mind, I went to my LinkedIn feed and noticed that the bulk of people I interact with are all in some way shape or form working with technology. So I sought to change that and reached out to people that I had met through Seth Godin’s altMBA program who are from a very diverse set of backgrounds and experiences.
The results have been incredible, so many new blogs to look at and read, so many new contacts that I have met and chatted with online (and perhaps might meet in person one day) and so many new ideas now coming my way.
Call it the Expansion Experiment or the LinkedIn Collision – whatever you want to call it – thank you to all of those that accepted my invites.