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Colleague Endorsements for Betsey Merkel

Colleague Endorsements for Betsey Merkel

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Recommendations from Friends, Colleagues, Collaborators and Partners. Thank you All!!

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 Copyright 2012 Betsey Merkel. Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works. Cleveland, OH 44022 Web:http://www.betseymerkel.com 1
Recommendations for Betsey Merkel
Owner, ISIS-Interactive Social Intelligence Systems
 Strategic Communications for Economic and BusinessDevelopment in Emerging Markets. Specialist in OpenSystems and Social Process.
Image © Copyright 2012. Alice Merkel. All Rights Reserved.“Brilliant woman. One of the keenest minds I know.”- Sandy Maxey, Senior Consultant,KemperStrategy"Betsey is an unparalleled visual systems thinker and a graceful boundary spanner connecting across disciplines, creating the yet unknown path into the future." - Ralf Lippold, Lean Thinker & Futurist"Betsey has a keen eye for engaging content in both video and imagery."–Dustin S.Klein, Publisher & Vice President of Operations, Smart Business Network Inc.@betseymerkel amongst • “John Hagel: A1.Feminine archetype central to the shifts that are playing out in global business economy.#ideachat” - Ralf Lippold
Dresden,Germany“She is not only IT astute but people smart, witty and intellectually a diamond for NEO.” - Sarah Reinbolt, Top Doers (That's people who get stuff done), Northeast Ohio"Betsey understands the importance of the incredibly simple'plan your work, work your plan'route to success." - Peter E. Toomey, Principal, Toomey & Friends AdvertisingMarketing Communications, Cleveland, Ohio"Betsey is one of the most generous network builders I know in addition to being abrilliant visual thinker."- Daniel F. Bassill Founder Tutor/Mentor Institute, LLCConsulting.
“Betsey is one of the best community engagement thinkers of her generation. Her  foresight talent combined with knowledge of networks and technological communicationmakes her a jewel in the Internet world. Betsey is one of my top twitter feeds to watchand she is a genuine and caring person to boot..." -Norma A OwenLLC StrategicConsulting"Your work has had a profound impact on my own. Honored to share and support. Deepbow."- Sandy Maxey, Economic Development Professional
 Copyright 2012 Betsey Merkel. Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works. Cleveland, OH 44022 Web:http://www.betseymerkel.com 2"Betsey Merkel is a master in Open systems and Mapping of societal processes!"- Bert-Ola Bergstrand, Göteborg, Sweden - Founder and Manager at Social Capital Forum"Betsey, your spirit is so vast I can feel it sometimes. Thrilled to have your awarenessand kindness in my sphere."- @JenniferSertl“In our work with the KM community, we've come across a statistic - for every 100people on a network, there are around 0.25% that actually produce and shareknowledge - the rest are voyeurs.So, congratulations on being one of the 0.25%!”-Steve Banhegyi, Co-Founder, CommunityLED, Johannesburg, South Africa“Betsey provided our Parish Nurse project with outstanding video material andcommunication knowledge for our project application and for future opportunities on theinternet.Betsey is highly motivated, extremely well organized, and completes a projecton time. Thank you so much for an excellent job, Betsey. - November 2, 2011 JeriShaffer, RN, MSN, Parish Nurse Project coordinator, Federated Church, Chagrin Falls,Ohio"Betsey is as smart as they come and a big vision holder capable of translating greatideas into actionable plans.What I so appreciate about Betsey is the quality of her being, brilliance of mind, generous nature of heart and commitment to using tools andtechnology in service of a world awakening." - February 09, 2011 Ken Homer, SanFrancisco, California - Founder & Principal, Collaborative Conversations and WorldView Literacy Project Manager, Institute of Noetic Sciences @JohnWLewis #innochat @DavidHolzmer @complexified: #FF @betseymerkel for thebest curation and distribution of knowledge resources.– On Twitter, July 2011 John WLewis Innovation specialist. Information technology, Applied physicist. Devon, England;David Holzmer, PhD in Leadership Psychodynamics, Emergent Dialogue & OrganicDesign within Complex Adaptive Systems (candidate), New Jersey, USA; BruceWaltuck, M.A., Complexity, Chaos, and Creativity, Associate Plexus Instituteplexusinstitute.org/ and Member, New Jersey Association of Professional Mediatorsnjapm.org/, New Jersey & Washington, D.C. USA “What you show in your maps are excellent illustrations in how development processesform.In our project Dynamiskt Tillväxtkapital (Dynamic growth Capital) we worked (ing)integrating various actors, very similar to how you illustrate. However, we never madethis type of mapping!! I understand much better now how we worked!! – June 18, 2011Bert-Ola Bergstrand, Göteborg, Sweden - Founder and Manager at Social CapitalForum“Betsey Merkel is one of those rare individuals who can not only see the big picture, butwill also cover all the details.We have collaborated on several projects since we met atthe REI forums when she was at Case Western Reserve University, and I have been a
 Copyright 2012 Betsey Merkel. Creative Commons 3.0 Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works. Cleveland, OH 44022 Web:http://www.betseymerkel.com 3friend and a fan of her work ever since. If Betsey asks, "Are you interested?" - I'mthere.” - May 31, 2009 MaryBeth Matthews, Cleveland, Ohio - Core Team Member,Women's Enterprise Network "Betsey Merkel's outstanding collection of 22 Maps for civic leaders pertaining to thearchitecture of digital infrastructure and social process for information sharing andknowledge creation in Open Source Economic Development."- November 2010 GlobalVillage Telegraph
"These maps have power, especially if they are part of a story and a strategy." - April 24, 2011 Daniel F. Bassill, Chicago, Illinois - President/CEO, Cabrini Connections, Tutor Mentor Connections“Betsy is creative and energetic and totally committed to building new approaches tobuilding communities through open networks.She devotes herself without hesitation toexploring new connections and applying new tools to the task of creating more vibrantand sustainable communities.” - May 30, 2009 Ed Morrison, Principal, I-Open workeddirectly with Betsey at The Institute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) “Betsey is gifted in many ways.One of them is that she sees trends before anybodyelse and begins very early to figure out and to put into place implementations aroundthem. She is an innovator who sets the open standards and best practices and sharesthem freely. She understands the benefits of collaboration in a networked world.” - May30, 2009 Tim Ferris, citizen and taxpayer, City of Cleveland worked with Betsey at TheInstitute for Open Economic Networks (I-Open) “Betsey's passion for I-Open's work is evident in everything she does.She is an ardentsupporter of Cleveland's urban areas and is committed to their revitalization. She is agreat asset to our region.” -January 27, 2006 Bethany Hilt, was with another companywhen working with Betsey at I-Open Marketing & Communications Case WesternReserve University “Want to learn more about economic development in our region?Well, Betsey is the goto person. She is very passionate about economic development and the need to buildcollaborative partnerships between the private and public sectors. She is very involvedin NEO and surrounding areas and is creating new and innovative programs to bringpeople and services together.” - June 30, 2008 Bonnie Dick, Employment Consultant,CGI worked with Betsey at Center for Regional Economic Issues “Betsey Merkel is a one-woman literacy program in digital networking.I am nottechnology-fluent, but Betsey was willing to take considerable time out of her day toexplain to me how online networks can be created, why they are valuable and how shecould continue to help me become adept at using them. Her skill and generosity arespectacular, but what especially amazed me is the supportiveness she showed for me

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