I’ve always been a big fan of Fast Company (www.fastcompany.com) ever since it started over a decade ago. I also remember when we started Networlding Boot Camps with the Chicago Chapter of "Company of Friends," a creation developed by Fast Company to grow communities of Fast Company fans around the country.
Because of the support of Fast Company, my company, Networlding, was able to raise Networlding to a best-seller as it hit the top ten list on Amazon in Chicago and then held that spot for a full year. I did this by partnering with the head of the Company of Friends group at that time here in Chicago, Dan Limbach. We took 80 people through the first Networlding boot camp here for a full day back in the year 2000 and we kept going from there.
Fast Company is such a great magazine and it stands for all that we at Networlding believe in –making use each of our unique talents and then collaborating to make things happen FAST. I also remember participating in one of Fast Company’s speaking panels here in Chicago about five or so years ago.
It is now great to see its latest evolution. I see only wonderful things ahead for us all, but, very specifically, for Chicago, as a result of Fast Company’s support. So I say, "Thank you, Fast Company. You’ve given us a wonderful path for continued success!"