This is not my original thinking; it was seeded in my mind recently by a treasured advisor (Thanks Randy), but it has remained with me, resonated and is bubbling out.
According to Wikipedia:
“Missionary: "mission" is derived from the Latin missionem (nom. missio), meaning "act of sending" or mitto, mittere, literally meaning "to send" or "to dispatch” in summary a missionary “gets us there”.
We need visionaries; but we can’t get there without missionaries; “there is a promised treasure” means nothing without the “and here is how you get to it, let me show you”.
Social Media/Networking, like many other spaces, has plenty of visionaries. We need them to also become, or be complemented with, missionaries… yes, it is a dirty job (missionary evokes the image of that person that made mistakes. was chased, misunderstood, mistreated, etc.) but without them we wouldn’t get there.
What do you think?