Blogging with Friends

Mary Jo Asmus.

There are a lot of fun, smart, interesting people online, and Mary Jo Asmus is one of them.

When I started The Simplest Thing three years ago, I had one goal: I wanted to publicize my first book, and people told me that having a blog was a good way to do it. Since then, I've discovered all kinds of other great benefits to blogging: it gives me a place to try out new thinking, I find out about other cool blogs from the comments I get, it gives me credibility in the online community, etc. etc.

But the thing I like most about blogging – and that has been an unexpected and delightful surprise -  is the human connection. There are a number of people I now consider friends, thanks to the internet, whom I have never met in person.  Wally Bock has offered tremendous support ever since we "met" shortly after Growing great Employees came out: he's a great guy and clear thinker, and I very much enjoy reading his blog and talking with him about leadership, organizations, and life in general.

Recently, he connected me with Mary Jo, a blogger and consultant in Michigan – he thought we'd resonate with each other, and he was right.  She and I had a great first conversation, and she suggested we do an interview about Being Strategic on her blog.

So, here's the result…hope you enjoy it!

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