It is Thursday the 5th of April and already a quarter of the year 2018 has passed!
I am going to talk a bit this time about networks. We all have our own personal networks and we also have our business networks. Sometimes it seems like it doesn't really matter what skills you have if you don't have the network to open the door.
With the gigantic rise of the internet, networks have become easier to build and maintain but also tends to make us forget how to make a phone call and pay someone an actual visit.
In the office setting the same thing happens, colleagues often communicate by email instead of standing up and walking over to speak to each other.
I believe that the formula for success is a mix of the two. You have to have personal contact and you have to be able to look the person in the eye. That's why meeting face to face will never be replaced by the internet and thank God for that.
I have met many "desk generals" who from behind a computer screen give a solid impression but when emerging from that same computer screen suddenly diminish in stature.
Networks in shipping and freight forwarding have also exploded in recent year. For many of us, not a day passes without an invitation to join a new network lands in our inboxes. Some networks are naturally more reliable than others and in the coming weeks, we shall be interviewing some of them that are active in the freight forwarding business. At some point, I will introduce a new network that I personally have a hand in establishing called Cross Ocean.
Anyhow, what I wanted to say is that for this week's issue I have compiled a list 7 interesting interviews that Project Cargo Weekly already published. I hope you will enjoy reading them if you haven't or having a fresh read if you have.
Naturally, I am providing the usual trade intelligence, wise words, video and photo of the week and last but not least don't forget that if you are looking for competent staffs feel free to place an ad in our job openings section below. Contact me for further details on this subject.
Wishing you a good read and until next week...
Yours sincerely, Bo H. Drewsen