You have questions at work. How do you find awesomeHow can our small brand penetrate Android developers?Walgreens and CVS? What percentage of alcohol sales occur on- premise (bar, restaurant, hotel)?Is $1.30 per watt Korean SiliconPV panel pricing sustainable? Is discounted future cash flow a Where is the best place to find data on valid approach to valuation? the US rental submarkets by major city?How do the large China portals (Baidu andTencent, etc.) partner with big US sites? What kind of real-time data analysis do supply chain managers do?
But sometimes you really need an answer. From someone who knows what they’re talking about. “Which industries will experience the greatest impact of 3D printing in next 10 years?” What do you do now?
You ask people you don’t know well.You ask that guy from college who you think works at GE, but he doesn’t know either. That woman that you met at that conference that one time doesn’t know either.
The problem…Is that in a world where we’re all connected and sharing, its almost impossible to find credible, first hand expertise easily. What would your job be like if you could?