What was your main reason for joining Ecademy? What could make you stay forever?

I personally joined because Jan Mulder and Cornelis de Maijer suggested we'd use Ecademy to cooperate and communicate together, do business and have fun!

The friendship I already found here will make me stay forever!

How about you??,


Fred Rutgers
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Fred Rutgers

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Thanks for a great comment Maurice! Fred Rutgers

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Maurice Poole

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I joined a mere seven years ago... seems longer. On the back of decision not to pour more money (which I did not have just then) into a higher degree (good decision at last as it's the last thing I'd need) I saw in another place a recommendation from someone I respected to come and look at Ecademy, and backed it up with reference to a BBC R4 "In Business" programme that talked about it. I came, I saw, I stayed. So, reasons for joining? 1. Andrew Wilcox >>> 2. Penny Power >>> Staying? Well after all as a BlackStar I'm a Life Member so how did I get into that? Well, it was curiosity as much as anything. Yes I know, it killed the cat. But wondering what I'd need to do, I fixed a 1-to-1 to find out. That was five years ago. I found it was rather like being a PowerNetworker, only more so. I don't regret it. People I knew "virtually" turned out to be real and friendships have been forged and some deepened that were acquaintances before. To add to the above, for very different reasons, and without implications of a complete list... 3. William Buist >>> 4. Richard Parsons >>>   Maurice

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Gordon Wheaton

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Sounds like you joined for good reasons Fred. I can't remember why I joined. But you are right the friendships that are made here, make you want to stay forever Regards Gordon

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Stan Wright

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Hi Fred As a life long masochist I was pointed in this direction as a great place to be humiliated on a regular basis; I couldn't be more happy, or should that be miserable with the outcome? Stan

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Andrew Field

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Oh, and just in case you ask... I joined when Zimbabwe was falling down the slippery slope of bankruptcy, and when we had all given up hope, when our wealth was eroding by the minute and there was absolutely nothing we could do to put the brakes on... Ecademy was recommended to me by a British small business association as a place to network and get into the stream of things with possible migration pending. Fortunately it did not end a tale of woe... we dollarised using Greenbacks... so I am here to maintain the connections and friends I have made in the last four years... one day I should like to meet many of you. Besides... you all seem to need the calming influence of your boy in Africa from time to time... There isn't much chance of you doing business with me, unless you want to trade in foodstuffs (cold chain and dry goods)... I import and distribute to major retail chains... I have a passion for wildlife and conservation...

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Andrew Field

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@Steve and @Steve Ironic one first... we 'Colonials' and the 'Yanks' have difficultly understanding British irony... we do try harder, but sometimes we are confused by you masters of the Queens finest... Had the ironic one said, "I joined because it seemed to be a place full of total wallies brain scientists who needed some sense talked into them", that would have been irony in my humble understanding. Perhaps not subtle enough to be true irony... The English teaching one says, he didn't think the ironic ones statement was ironic, which is ironic. I think you both need to give us all a lesson in irony... cause I suspect that your irony, ironic one, went way over our heads, which is ironic for today's networked business leaders... Go on... I dare you... give us all a lesson...

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George Wallace

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I joined after reading Key Person of Influence. I had heard Penny speak before but had not bothered to look at eCademy. I have found it to be a very enjoyable experience

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Jo Berry

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I was speaking at a Peace one Day event in 2011 when Daniel Priestley invited me to the KPI event which was happening in a few days. I went and Penny was speaking and as she spoke I cried as she touched my heart deeply with her beautiful words speaking about heart community and the love which I could feel she had. I could see Ecademy was about friendship and support and thought it may be a place where I could belong. I wrote to Penny when I got home and we had a long phone call a few days later. I joined for support, friendship and community and I have found more than that here. I am committed to staying and building more friendships and relationships supporting others and sharing my journey. Today I am full of appreciation for all I have received, do receive and will receive! Thank you.

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Richard J Francis

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Collaboration and contribution

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Robert Craven

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Thomas Power (remember him?) enticed me years ago, And then he did the same last Christmas...

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Tim O'Donnell

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I read a comment on an American blog praising the SEO benefits of Ecademy. I joined and met, online, Fraser and David Pretherck. They both taught me a lot. There were also lots of interesting people blogging on the front page and there was a buzz about the place. It seemed to be very business orientated. Then people began to leave, some were thrown out, and a lot more "happy-clappy" sorts appeared, the Secret and LOA was bandied around a lot, the Company many different strategies in a short time to try and rake some money in and the feel changed. We are now where we are. What will make me stay? Continued SEO results would be enough. A more business feel to the place would be more convincing. In a short time Lyndon has made some big decisions and I am confident that he WILL make the necesary changes. Not everyone will like this. Some people here have businesses and some are hopefuls, many unemployed. I noticed that someone was criticised for being a Lorry Driver on another blog, I know the man accused and I know that he has at least one other business too BUT, if we are going to accuse the self-employed of not being business people then there are hundreds of other here who will have to go.

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Steve Waters

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I joined Ecademy after registering on the Digital Coach course last April, led by Penny. As someone new to business after 35 years as a teacher and educational consultant, I was inspired and moved by Penny's and Thomas's commitment to Ecademy, their openness and their willingness to help others. It is because of what they stand for that I have been on a learning journey which has led me to a destination I could not have predicted when I was made redundant 16 months ago. As I have got to know Penny and Thomas better during the past year and worked with them more closely, my respect for them has grown - they truly live by their belief that, in the digital age, we need to aspire to be Open-Random-Supportive (ORS) rather than Closed-Selective-Controlling (CSC), and that relationships and collaboration should be at the heart of all that we do, including how we do business. As I continue to work with Penny and Thomas, my hope is that Ecademy will continue to embrace the values upon which they based the community, back in 1999. I was heartened by Lyndon's reassurance that this will be the case and look forward to continuing my journey with the support of Ecademy and its members.

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Steve Waters

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Just to make it clear that my previous post was in reply to RealSteveHolmes. My next post will be in reply to 'What was your main reason for joining Ecademy?'

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Julia McDaid

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I joined about 10 years ago too, on recommendation from a friend. If I remember (?) I joined for connections, to grow my network. There wasn't so much online stuff then, i think it was my only online network. To be honest I'm as much here for the people now as anything, and the networking. What could make me stay forever? My life not changing and moving forward?? I guess if it was free there would be no reason not to stay just for the people. I don't expect that in future years I will want/need to be online for business forever - not unless there are drastic changes to the life plan ;-)

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Michael Hargreaves

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I joined around 10 years ago as an Australian living and working in London. Initially, I joined for the purpose of developing a network of contacts which was made possible by attending regular meetings. It was not long, however, that the want to integrate into the local business community was replaced by the feeling of part of something great. That something great was of course ecademy. Unfortunately, ecademy (like Guinness) hasn't traveled well to other countries, including Australia where I again reside. When I was in the UK earlier this year my visit was the poorer for the lack of ecademy networking opportunities. I did attend several highly priced NRG events, which seemed far less pretentious than ecademy's boardroom concept. Perhaps, Lyndon will reclaim what NRG successfully hollowed out (and not stole) from ecademy and has travel potential. Online, LinkedIn Groups work extremely well to expand one's network of decision makers especially where many groups are organising their own off-line meetings. And, for individuals/micro businesses www.meetup.com is setting a cracking pace. There is much ground for ecademy to reclaim to keep it membership. Hopefully, ecademy will be like open source programming but in a non-programming sense - open to further community development!

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John McHugh

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When I met the team in 1998, it was Thomas, Penny, Glenn & Sophia that attracted me to join, nice people, with a great attitude, then almost with the same equlity it was the people I met both on and offline. This is the winning combination and I have every intention of staying.

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Doug Wolfgram

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1. Thomas Power. 2. Thomas Power. End of story.

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RealSteveHolmes Fading away soon

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I joined because it seemed to be a place full of total wallies who needed some sense talked into them. I still think that.

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William Buist

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I joined because I needed an online network as well as my offline ones. I stayed because of the people. I became a life member to commit to giving support and help to everyone here.

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