Julia Hobsbawm is interested in connectedness in all its forms in the modern age. She founded the knowledge networking business Editorial Intelligence (e.i) in 2005 after a career in communications. She founded The Comment Awards and the ideas conference Names Not Numbers. She is honorary visiting professor in networking at Cass Business School and at the University of Suffolk, and has transformed the understanding of, and debate around, networking. Awarded an OBE in 2015, she has written and presented two series and programmes on networking for BBC Radio 4, and her book about social health, Fully Connected: how to survive and thrive in the Age of Overload will be published by Bloomsbury as their lead business title next spring.
Fully Connected: Surviving and Thriving in the Age of Overload (Bloomsbury 2017)
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