Connecting with Business Leaders
In the last couple of days I have seen more and more about the #100thoughts events programme from the HSBC. On the event website they describe the events as:
“We are currently identifying 100 leading business thinkers in each of our regions across the UK. They will be invited to attend one of our sixteen planned national business events, where they will get the opportunity to network with like-minded businesses and gain insight into how others are meeting the challenges of today”
“We are inviting people from across the UK to join an online community of the freshest business thinkers on Twitter @100thoughts and to tweet their piece of business wisdom using #100thoughts. The most inspiring and unique ‘thoughts’ will be chosen as VIP attendees at the invite-only 100Thought regional events. These are being held around the country between May and July 2010 and the winners will get exclusive access to the expert panel at their chosen event.”
The tweet stream (#100thoughts) is full of short tips about running and improving a business, and although bordering on being overly commercial, the average person on twitter will see through this and discover the important elements that will help them personally.
This is interesting , as the whole event series seems to be based around a social media platform. Is this the first of its kind in the UK? Is this the way forward?
Read these initial 100Thoughts from great business leaders:
As well as providing information on these events, and how to follow the learning if you are not going there is a useful section providing business reports which is worth a look.
I am currently waiting for the details for the event in Birmingham, I will no-doubt tweet and blog from there. If you know any more about these events or want to share your learning please add them to the comments on the blog, with links to your own blogs etc.