In your pursuit of personal remarkability, one of the best things you can do is to find, get to know and be with people who share your passion and have common goals. No too long ago your options were fairly one dimensional and linear...get the best education you could afford, move away, hope to find a good mentor, work your tail off, read a lot of books and attend a conference or two. Some of the same still applies...there's no substitute for mentors and hard work. But, with low cost access to bandwidth (you hear this theme from me a lot), the world is truly at your fingertips. You now have the means to connect with just about anyone, anywhere on the planet. Surprisingly, I run into people almost daily who don't take advantage of the web medium. Too busy, not for me,

So, you'd think anyone with a desire to get ahead would become fully immersed and engaged, joining the literally thousands of conversations going on about