I am usually trying to absorb as much information as I can when learning about new technologies and new ways to become more effective at what I do. I spent a lot of time trying to understand how things work. I also have a great database of people with knowledge in certain areas that I can quickly reach out too.
My good friend and one of my Spiritual Fathers Kike Gonzalez, told me that it is not the fact of knowing everything. It was more efficient to learn about what people where good at and try to leverage that knowledge.
The message was very clear; you can’t be great at everything but make sure you can at least identify what others are great at so you can become more proficient. I see how many parents wants their kids to be great at everything. Personally, I think they should give many things a try but also learn who is better at certain things so they can learn to collaborate in effective teams. Maybe I am asking too much but teaching our kids these lessons. But, learning this concept at an early age can actually make it something very useful throughout their lives.
Over the years I have created large lists in my head of what people can do well. This technique has been very useful and in the future, I will try to impart this to my daughter. A diversity of knowledge, from different subjects, is very helpful.
Here are a few individuals that I consider Subject Matter Experts in the following areas:
Rick Lipsett: Everything related to Design and Graphic Art; he is the person I go to and would recommend you to go to. Read some more of his posts.
Hector Santini Umpierre: My good friend from college is the person I recommend for Business and Corporate Legal issues. He has an accounting background like me which is a big plus when dealing with a Business lawyer.
Small Business Issues
Joe Sorge: He is a master at handling so many small business and always has precise answers to your questions. I recommend joining Kitchen Table Companies (Affiliate Link) to get the same experience I recieve with Joe.
Chris Brogan: One of the individuals that inspired me to write more and have gotten so much advice from. I have to put him first on the list.
Margie Clayman : Her style of writing and subjects inspire me to look for fun and informational blog posts just as Margie does with her posts.
Julio Varela: Nobody gets around and sparks a conversation in a way Julio Varela does. He has a unique way of sharing things that can cause a large snowball effect in minutes.
Activism in Blogging
Michael Castro : He runs his Poder 5 blog creating awareness on how the local media misleads people. His blog’s main theme is to serve as watchdog for when the local media, like El Nuevo Dia and Primera Hora slip up.
Jonathan Brewer: He is the subject matter expert on QR Codes. If you are looking for effective ways of using a QR Code, he is the person to ask.
Jose “Pepe” Pesante: A person truly passionate about music. If you have any questions on music or the technology around creating music, feel free to touch base with him.
Zuleyka Robles : If I have a question on the Spanish Language, Zuleyka is the person to go to.