By/Association seeks to reinvent the traditional notion of “networking” by enabling substantive interactions and long-term relationships. By/Association is for people who want to make their lives, ideas, and networks richer by meeting other remarkable people. It’s not about getting help with your current need or project. It’s about connecting to people that make you better — to inspire more action, better ideas, and new ways of seeing the world. They hand select their members for their exceptional creativity, vision, and cross-disciplinary networks. They then introduce them to each other. Because when two amazing people get together, their potential impact grows and the world changes shape.
By/Assocation is launching its first memberships in New York City and San Francisco in July 2009. As a gift, the first few accepted will be established as the “100 founding members” for their city, which includes waived membership dues through 2009. Apply!
Perhaps Arthur O’Shaughnessy said it best….
We are the music makers,
And we are the dreamer of dreams,
Wandering by lone sea-breakers,
And sitting by desolate streams;
World-losers and world-forsakers,
On whom the pale moon gleams:
Yet we are the movers and shakers
Of the world for ever, it seems.
I work by day as a strategist, but mostly I heart big thinkers and doers in the brave new world.
Jun 4th, 2009 / 5:41 pm
$30 per month for some elitest social network that you have to apply to?
Jun 4th, 2009 / 6:39 pm
“We know someone you should meet” — dont like it
“$30 per month” —- even dont want to think about it
Jun 5th, 2009 / 7:21 am
I’m interested in the concept, but this does seem elitist.
Who wants to help make a free version?
Jun 5th, 2009 / 8:56 am
it may be seem elitist. but membership due can weed out those who are not serious or worthwhile meeting.
Jul 4th, 2009 / 1:04 pm