Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection
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Our ability to connect has never been stronger. In the past, the only way to connect with others was in person or through less immediate channels. Today, technology has created endless opportunities for people to connect. Instantaneous communication has enabled the world to become closer than we ever imagined and it’s sparked a fundamental change in culture. We’re no longer six degrees apart – technology has squeezed this distance from person to person. Today, we are separated by three and a half degrees. This podcast explores the benefits, opportunities and challenges of this new proximity; bringing together unexpected pairings of business leaders, mavericks and entrepreneurs who share surprising parallels in values, visions, experiences and ideas. Hosted by David Fischer, Facebook’s VP of business and marketing partnership, this journey of exploring connections aims to bring the world closer together through common lessons as we set out to build new businesses, paradigms, products and movements in today’s ever connected age.
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||CleanIntroducing Three and a Half Degrees: The Power of Connection from Facebook||Remember that theory that everyone in the world is connected by just six degrees of separation? Well today, thanks to technology, three and a half degrees is all that stands between you, me... and anyone with an internet connection. Three and a Half Deg||12/10/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Surprisingly Anticipating this Show
I would have expected this to be a thinly veiled sales promo by Facebook, but after listening to the trailer I’m actually really excited to listen - it sounds like they are focusing on the stories of the people that use their platform rather than themselves. It also appears to be a pretty amazing line-up of guests! Excited to learn more when it launches.
Obviously it’s great. It’s from gimlet.
Painfully boring ... and that’s from an NPR listener
Maybe if you are into entrepreneurial stuff it might be interesting.