Julien Smith is co-author with Chris Brogan of Trust Agents, a New York Times best-seller that has been singled out on Amazon.com as one of the top 10 business and investing books of 2009. And Julien Smith will be the next speaker at Third Tuesday. A few quotes from the book that will give you a sense of what to expect from Julien: "You need to be liked, and you start becoming likable by being worthy of being liked." "Helping others is probably one of the most effective ways to help yourself. By spreading ideas that help others, you get credit and people get the help they need. It's win-win. What a change from the scarcity mentality most people live with every day, isn't it?" "One element of being considered One of Us is that the benefits or rewards you will encounter come from genuine interactions. Exchanges of kindness or transactions involving social capital tend to build on each other." Julien will be sharing his insights into the nature of social capital, the role of trust agents and how we can form tribes with others who care about the things we care about. In Julien's words: "We will never need more advertising. We will always need more community, and tighter links between those we care about. Learning to build tribes using the new radios has never been more important, and understanding social capital has never been more valuable." It takes a community to make Third Tuesday possible Our sponsors - CNW Group, Rogers Communications, Molson Coors Canada, Fairmont Hotels and Resorts and Radian6 - underwrite the cost of bringing speakers to Third Tuesdays in cities across Canada. Their sponsorship goes toward travel, accommodation, the costs of the venue and audio visual. Our speakers donate their time. Thank you Julien. Without you, Third Tuesday simply wouldn't be possible.