Fed up with presentation rounds at meetings?,
Coffees that are not there to be drunk but to “start a conversation”?
Piles of business cards of “who is this guy and why is his card here”?
Getting requests to link from a friend of a friend of a friend in (your professional social network here)?
Why not do the opposite?
Create a safe environment to work with perfect strangers, see if they (and you) deliver and then decide if you keep them in your network.
That is “Worknetting”: building networks of reliable coworkers… through co-working.
The trick is in creating formats for bootstrapping trust in action combining:
a) safe environment
b) perfect strangers
c) real work from the start