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Posted November 25, 2008 by

Social Networks: Virtual Organize It, Stupid!

Social Networks: Virtual Organize It, Stupid!
by Pierre Coupet

No doubt you’ve heard of the tongue-in-cheek expressions, “Keep it simple, stupid!” and “It’s the economy, stupid!” However, in today’s day and age, the appropriate mantra for those who belong to social networks should be, “Virtual organize it, stupid!“. Let me tell you why:
Great Investment of Time & Effort
You spend a great deal of time joining social networks, reviewing the background of other interesting individuals, and inviting them to become a contact and part of your personal network. In certain cases, you go through the additional effort of setting up and administering your own group, write comments and articles and, in some cases, prepare and send out a periodic newsletter. In no time at all, you reach a major milestone, having developed a network of hundreds to thousands of contacts. You are very excited and proud of your achievements and, in some cases, send out a major announcement to everyone in your network trumpeting the good news regarding the surge in your group’s membership total and how great it is.
The Big Question
And then you ask yourself the big question, “Where do I go from here?” You feel like you’ve reached a dead end and, if you’re like most, you try to engage your contacts; ask them to actively participate and contribute content, etc. And, if you are an exception to the rule, you schedule some local, face-to-face, paid or free networking or business events. At the end of the day, after all has been said and done, all you’re left with, at best, from your social networking efforts are mediocre or meager results relative to the astounding amount of available opportunities that the virtual environment-internet-Web 2.0 has to offer–that is, of course, assuming you’re one of the extraordinary social networkers out there; and, if you are like most others, all you are left with are downright disappointing results. And, unfortunately, that’s where it all ends.
The Bigger Question
Which brings us to the bigger question, “Whatever happened to the promise of the Web and Web 2.0?” Never before in the history of mankind have we been so interconnected. We are no longer limited by time, distance, geography, human and capital resources, and collaboration tools. The sky is the limit! We are only limited by our efforts and imagination; the extent of our willingness to break down the natural walls of resistance to change; and our willingness to explore new thoughts and concepts before they are widely accepted. And yet, the most that we attempt to make out of the tools and resources that have been made available to us is to try to set up local face-to-face meetings.
The Ultimate Question
Which now leaves us with the ultimate question, “So what is the missing link?” However, that being said, this one question opens up a pandora box of related questions such as: What else can we do, or should we be doing, in order to take advantage of the almost limitless amount of opportunities that are available to us in this wonderful and absolutely amazing era? Are there any currently available solutions? Are there any emerging schools of thought on that subject?
The Ultimate Answer: Virtual Organize It!
Well, the ultimate answer lies within the virtual organization management discipline. Virtual organization management provides you with a series of best-next practices, policies and procedures for operating in a virtual environment and for managing a virtual organization. Virtual organization management is highly flexible, being that you can virtual organize at any of the following levels of an organizational structure: (1) an individual level, (2) a team level, (3) a group level, (4) a department level, (5) a division level, (6) a social network level and, last but not least, (7) an organization level. With respect to an organization, it can be either of the following: (i) any free standing organization, (ii) a joint venture, (iii) an association, (iv) a consortium or (v) a partnership.
Although social networks provide you with one wing — which is: the tools you need to effortlessly interconnect on a global scale — what is sorely needed is the other wing — which is: virtual organization management — that you must have in order to fly and soar high up above in this sky of limitless opportunities. So what are you waiting for? Virtual Organize It!
ABOUT AUTHOR: Pierre Coupet is the Founder, Chairman, CEO & Doctor of Virtual Organization Management at Virtual Organization Management Institute; the founder of the modern virtual organization management discipline pioneered since 1997; and also the author of the widely acclaimed white paper**, How To Virtual Organize Your Social Network.” To contact the author, call 818-804-5921 or send email directly to
Copyright 2008-2009. Pierre Coupet and Virtual Organization Management Institute. Cannot be reproduced or distributed in whole or in part without permission. All rights are reserved.

Posted April 20, 2008 by

From Web 2.0 to Web Infinity with Virtual Organization Management

Virtual Organization Management exponentially accelerates the evolution of the Web by leaps and bounds. Although we’re already in Web 3.0 stage—the processes and procedures tinkering stage—many of our colleagues are still talking Web 2.0–the social network stage. Nonetheless, regardless of which numeric [x.x] we attach at the end of the word “Web”, we will never be able to truly tap into the FULL power and potential of the Web, which I call “Infinity”, until we first understand and adopt the virtual organization management concept.
I guess the first thing that most likely comes to the mind of many is, “Wow, that’s a really loaded statement!” To make my point, let me take that initial statement a bit further with the following Precious Water and Glass-Container analogy:
All that the Web has to offer is equivalent to that PRECIOUS WATER we use to not only quench our thirst but also for a countless number of other uses and applications. But Virtual Organization Management is the GLASS or CONTAINER we use to hold that precious water. Without that glass or container, we will never really be able to harness the full power, potential, and benefits of that water.
Right now, we’re currently in the midst of a transition–a serious disruption–that no one is quite sure how to deal with. After all, what the HELL is a virtual organization or a virtual environment and why do we need virtual organization management? Almost everyone seems to understand the meaning of the words “Technology, Web Technology, the Internet, Blog, etc.,” however, most of us are not quite sure as to where this is really headed, hence, the confusion about what to do and what sort of new processes should be put in place in order to adapt to, and set the stage for, this new world; a new world that is rapidly evolving right there in front of our eyes, with no end in sight. As you can see, this uncertainty keeps us in a state of limbo, without any sense of urgency, even though the alarm bells are ringing all over and everyone is talking “globalization” and “adaptation.”
Our view is that there is NO uncertainty with respect to where the world is headed. At the risk of sounding INSANE, it is clear on our end that we are heading toward a near 100% virtual world. A revolution of gigantic proportions–a transformation unlike anything the world has ever experienced—and a paradigm shift from the way we are accustomed to doing things.
That’s right, with the exception of construction, manufacturing, transportation, hospitality, and other industries which require hard boots on the ground and a brick and mortar presence, these huge tower buildings will one day become relics of the past–architectural landmarks. A lot of them will be transformed into virtual data centers, although most new data centers will be built underground in highly secure, fire-proof and blast-protected bunkers.
Homes will have to be redesigned differently in order to adjust to the realities of the new workforce. Shopping centers will radically be transformed into entertainment centers. After all, form follows function. Employment and tax laws and benefits will have to be revised or be entirely scrapped off the books. Compensation and benefits formulas will require drastic overhauls. There will be a Global Virtualization-eCommerce Renaissance and prosperity shall flourish and abound in every corner of the globe. Our entire way of life will be affected.
Today’s methods of warfare will seem so archaic and primitive. Wars will no longer be fought on the battleground resulting in lost lives and limbs and destruction of physical infrastructure. Rather, they will be fought in a virtual environment between virtual networks with crippling and deadly accuracy. The first such world war could be called Virtual Network Apocalypse I.
Children will be taught about virtual organization management during pre-school and kindergarten in order to prepare them for the new world, just the way we begin to prepare them today at that age for today’s brick and mortar world. We see a future whereby the morning and afternoon rush hour traffic congestion is a THING OF THE PAST, some distant memory.
This future, my friends, is, relatively speaking, all possible within a short number of years with Virtual Organization Management–NOT Virtual Team Consulting–and those who begin to prepare for it TODAY will reap huge rewards and fortunes that are unimaginable by today’s standards.
At the risk of sounding alarmist, the ramifications for our entire global civilization are huge and astounding across the board. The adoption of Virtual Organization Management will generate not only tidal waves-but also huge tsunamis-of changes that will engulf and wash away those who are left unprepared for the changes coming our way.
For additional information regarding Virtual Organization Management, go to:
ABOUT AUTHOR: Pierre Coupet is the Founder, Chairman, CEO & Doctor of Virtual Organization Management at Virtual Organization Management Institute; the founder of the modern virtual organization management discipline and the world’s foremost expert on virtual organization management and recruitment. To contact the author, call 818-804-5959 or send email directly to
Copyright 2008. Pierre Coupet, Virtual Organization Management Institute, NetWEB Elite Solutions, Inc. Cannot be reproduced without permission. All rights are reserved.

Posted May 01, 2007 by

A Paradigm Shift: VISION for Making the Transition from Recruiter to Virtual Organization Consultant

Every now and then something comes along that revolutionizes an entire industry or brings about a new age. Without having to go all the way back to ancient history, we can refer to some of the most recent events that have taken place during our lifetime and which have shaped the world in a way that none of us babyboomers could have ever imagined.
The advent of the PC in 1974 – which became widely available by IBM in 1981 – was one of them and there is no need to expand on that. It took a number of years for most companies to catch on and realize that this was not simply a toy and that it would soon replace these huge mainframes and expensive workstations they were hooked into. VISION played a key role in some of these companies who became early adopters and led the way.