As a net is made up of a series of ties, so everything in this world is connected by a series of ties. If anyone thinks that the mesh of a net is an independent, isolated thing, he is mistaken. It is called a net because it is made up of a series of interconnected meshes, and each mesh has its place and responsibility in relation to other meshes. – Buddha
This quote is actually from Buddha but came to me via PK Agarwal the Global CEO of TiE.
TiE is the largest global entrepreneur network and has origins as The Indus Entrepreneur with a focus on the resident and non-resident indian (aka expat or NRI) networks which is a phenomenal starting point for any network.
I am a charter member of the local Sydney branch which has been recently getting some real momentum under the loving care of Dilip Rao an old friend from my investment banking days at Macquarie Bank.
Thanks PK (and Dilip) so much, this quote reminds me of the importance of ecosystems like the rapidly growing professional tech startups around the world and especially my home town of Sydney.
We do need to work together to make the pie bigger and make it the best pie out there because I remain convinced tech and tech enabled startup businesses are unique and are the future of our flexible economy and a better place for Australia and our trading partners in the world.
Photo with thanks to Dr David Martin