“Vision without action is a daydream. Action without vision is a nightmare.” - Japanese Proverb
My name is Mark Beckford, an ex-Intel executive on a self-funded sabbatical, who after 11 years with the company, left at the end of 2007 to spend more time with his family and dig deeper into areas I've always wanted to but never had the time to explore.
This exploration has lead to the discovery that I have a deep, unbridled passion for building high growth "for-profit" businesses for consumers and small businesses in emerging markets, and in the process, improve and empower people's lives.
Recently, I have been fascinated by the "groundswell" of online social networking.
The intersection of the strong sense of community for those at the "bottom of the pyramid," and the huge ramp of mobile phones in emerging markets worldwide, present a tremendous opportunity for mobile, PC and online businesses. As such, I am participating in various forums to both learn more and contribute where appropriate.
I have joined My Linking Power Forum to meet and network with like-minded individuals around the world,, and to further the discussion of the role of online networking as it pertains profitable growth in emerging markets, especially Asia Pacific.
Global Business Development & Technology Executive