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A social media knowledge portrait is a method of organizing humanknowledge and intelligence to:
Generate a unique entrepreneurial knowledge base;
Increase serendipity and connect to unforeseen opportunities;
Diversify strategic pathways for sharing and collaboration;
Inventory knowledge, expertise, skills and interest; and
Connect knowledge investments to education, economic andworkforce development.
Step One: Identify Categories of Commitment - these are areas of high-level industry skills training, experience, and emerging interests.
Traditional workforce development actualized one career, one talent, or one skill. But in today’s dynamic workplace, entrepreneurs must hone adiverse skill set, continuously cultivate complex connectivity, and adoptsocial behaviors focused on giving, attribution and reciprocity.The Categories of Commitment Map(example, shown left)offers a fuller, moreappreciative range of talents to attract like-mindedentrepreneurs,broaden connectivityto resources andcapabilities, andwiden possiblestarting points for conversations focusedon collaboration.