Perry and I met today in Los Angeles with someone whose blog I have linked to previously, someone whose office we would not have been sitting in if not for the network effect of the blogosphere: John Bryant, founder and CEO of Operation Hope.
It’s clear from John’s blog that he’s got the blogging bug - not only does he post on an almost daily basis, but he has also started podcasting his speeches! John has a lot of inspiring and intelligent things to say about empowering people to do better for themselves by teaching them to do better, and these podcasts are a great gift to the blogosphere.
Thanks to our pal Loic Le Meur for helping John to set up his blog - if you hadn’t, I wouldn’t have known about what John and Operation HOPE are achieving, wouldn’t feel such an affinity for their mission (I wish I was attending this upcoming Operation HOPE event), wouldn’t have met John today, and wouldn’t be telling everyone I talk to about this amazing organization. Now let’s replicate that word of mouth online, across the blogosphere, shall we?