As a direct result of the social human nature, we have always been prone to finding those who are like us. Through friendship, shared interest, or even business, we form small communities of like-minded people. You live in a physical community of houses and neighbours, you work in a professional community of business and experts, and your friends represent a social community.
“I’ve read somewhere that everybody on this planet is separated by only 6 other people – six degrees of separation. How everyone is a new door, opening into other worlds”
The quote above is from the movie Six Degrees of Separation (1993). What is pretty neat is that I can be connected to Leonardo DiCaprio – it’s just a matter of finding those right 6 connections. With technology, those connections are easier to find and create. But, technology has also caused face-to-face interactions to be replaced with face-to-screen interactions. Continue reading “Six Degrees of Separation and Virtual Communities”
One month into 2017 and we have already seen so much happen in the global social world. In just one month we have been apart of, heard of, supported or rejected laws, actions and human rights. Is 2017 the year of the protest? What is the purpose of marches, rallies, and protests? We want to know how do we try and create change in the world?
We all know the fairy tales from when we were little. From little red riding hood until the little mermaid. All those stories we can tell from detail. That is the power of storytelling. The story is graved into your mind.
Storytelling is an important and fun way of communication. Nowadays it has been used more and more in companies to communicate their story in a way that people are astonished by what they hear. Like I said the best thing about storytelling is that you will never forget one detail about the story you’ve heard.
Column – By Sam Mednick
I’m finding it exceptionally hard to make and keep friends in this city. For 10 years, I’ve created strong relationships only to see people leave one by one. Now I’m missing my friends and finding it difficult to meet new ones, scared to put myself out there for fear that they’re going to leave as well. How can I create lasting connections in Barcelona?
Barcelona not only has lots of spirit — it is constantly renewing itself. From BizBarcelona to coworking spaces, new initiatives are always sprouting up around the city to give young (and experienced) entrepreneurs increasingly more opportunities to grow their businesses. However, as with any tool, these development opportunities must be used properly to yield positive results.