***** To join INSNA, visit http://www.insna.org ***** Hi - Breaking News: Gartner ((NYSE: IT) 'discovers' patterns of social ties, calling them a 'rare new idea,' "Pattern-based Strategy is a good example of one of those rare new ideas that was given a chance." (Gartner) and even trademarks the term, "Pattern-Based StrategyT." Good grief. See: http://networksingularity.com/2009/12/14/patternndashbased-strategy.aspx After all the incredulity w/Gartner's hubris has died down, and the snickering and guffaws has quiesced, IMO, this will be a positive development, and a good direction. Cordially, -j John Maloney, co-founder Value Networks, LLC Mail: http://1id.com/=jheuristic Blog: http://networksingularity.com Twitter: http://twitter.com/jheuristic Tel: 415.902.9676 Fax: 415.276.6074 Skype: jheuristic _____________________________________________________________________ SOCNET is a service of INSNA, the professional association for social network researchers (http://www.insna.org). To unsubscribe, send an email message to [log in to unmask] containing the line UNSUBSCRIBE SOCNET in the body of the message.