Chris Brogan has been helpful

Posted by PartyWeDo on Friday, October 16, 2009

I wrote a post concerning the kindness of strangers  and promised to share with you some of the people who have been kind to us during our development process.

Chris even suggested Flickr for this image

Chris even suggested Flickr for this image

I want to mention Chris Brogan… He has been kind and generous with his time.  He is very busy with his many ventures, and yet he has taken time to respond to my emails, review a post on this blog and give supportive encouragement on doing a launch demonstration.  That is KINDNESS to strangers.

I have read his book Trust Agents, (written with Julien Smith) and discovered his conviction to being kind, even to strangers. He preaches and practices that kindness can lead to some level of friendship, and that friendship may lead to something mutually beneficial to both, in the long run.

At BlogWorld last night I approached Chris prior to his keynote address. He had a 45 minute presentation staring him in the face, yet he saw my tentative approach and welcomed me over into his conversation. (He couldn’t help but notice my white AlbinoPhant T-shirt) He signed my copy of Trust Agents, allowed me to connect with some of his friends and we shared a couple of words.

Chris was kind to a middle aged non-techie, somewhat “that-guy” style of person and I appreciate it.

He gave a nice presentation, I took some notes, but my thoughts remain on the fact that his kindness to strangers is how we build trust in today’s business environment.

I hope that I can pass it on to the strangers that I meet.

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  • Justin
    October 16th, 2009 9:10 am
    #1

    Chris Brogran is an amazing man. I have yet to meet him in person but know a lot about him through Julien because I’ve known Julien going on five years although have only met him once IRL. I’ve had their book on my list now since Julien was talking about it everyday while writing but have yet to find the time to read it. Now I’ll finally go out and get it on your advice.

    First though I’m going to poke around here as it’s my first time visiting. If you haven’t already you should add Chris and Julien to your Facebook. Also, if you get a chance to meet @CC_chapman you definitely should. All inspired people.

    • admin
      October 17th, 2009 2:44 am
      #2

      Justin,
      Thank you for taking the time to visit here…
      I am learning that amazing people usually have high levels of kindness and openness. I now have seen Chris in action at BlogWorld and witnessed his approachability and desire to really share with others.
      I would love to meet Julien sometime as well. I will reach out to them on Facebook, on your advice.
      Justin, when are you coming up to Portland for a visit? We need to get caught up!

      Have a great day!
      Bruce

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