On Becoming More of an E2.0 Evangelist

As of today I have become more active in the outside world evangelizing (and learning about others who are evangelizing) Enterprise 2.0. I have been working within my company for close to a year and have achieved some amount of success, but I’ve been reluctant to share what I’ve been doing outside the firewall because of the nature of our business (Aerospace, with heavy emphasis on export-controlled info and knowledge). I have also been somewhat consumed with finishing a Masters degree in Knowledge Management, a field I have been practicing for over a decade. So . . . combined with the imminent completion of that degree, and a newfound desire to learn from others despite the possible discomfort it may at times cause me, I am going to plunge in and root about for the nuggets I need to bring my company up-to-speed.

It’s now or never. Onward and upward . . . and all those aphorisms and cliches that indicate one is moving out on a long-held desire. I am hopeful I can engage many others in this journey. I have much to learn and, perhaps, a little bit to share as well. The job so far has been full of roadblocks and sidetracks, but there is an ever increasing number of people (even in management) who can see the writing on the wall. I’m hopeful as hell!


About Rick Ladd

Since my retirement from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in 2010, I have spent quite a bit of energy on developing work as a social media marketer for small business, a business manager for an AI software development firm, and as an editor/proofreader for a number of business books and a couple of novels, as well as a two-year return engagement at Rocketdyne from 2015 to 2017. I have decided to stop actively pursuing business in these fields and am now positioning myself to be a writer. I have done quite a bit of writing over the years, but I’ve never really attempted to make any money at it; at least not specifically. I’m starting out with a couple of memoirs and, currently, I’m studying the craft, creating a detailed outline and timeline, and honing my skills as a storyteller. Pretty sure I’ll be writing some fiction as well. View all posts by Rick Ladd

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