I learn from my students.
One showed me a beta-version app named Charlie the other day and I was intrigued.
Imagine being able to get a one page briefing on each person you are about to meet, and a reminder before your meeting, quickly and easily! It combs multiple sources online (including LinkedIn!) and reports to you in one place.
It’s Google-friendly now and I signed up for notification when it is ready to work on Outlook.
Here is an excerpt to help prep for a hypothetical meeting with fictitious Bill Jones CEO at ABC Corp (screen capture from the Charlie website):
I think it’s fascinating and asked my student to send me my Charlie briefing as if she were about to get the low-down on me ahead of a meeting.
Ahem, another reason to have a really good LinkedIn profile so Charlie puts forth the best on you, right?