My friend Eugene wrote the following post on his blog:
"For the second time this month, someone who knows me well introduced me to others as a networker or a connector.
Yikes, this is NOT how I want to be known. And, I have not framed what I do any more competently than to leave this as the only description easily available to close friends.
I’m gonna work on this. It needs to be about helping others accomplish important political and community building objectives, about my past business experience intersecting with social entrepreneurship to help make great things happen."
I was taken back by his passion of NOT wanting this label, as I think the terms his friends have used to describe him are given as the highest compliment. I believe he has attached other meanings to the words "networker" and "connector" that he views as less than an honor.