eAcademy, or is social networking the new Tupperware?

A post by eAcademy member Hendrik Deckers describing how networking–using eAcademy, of course–awoke his business’ potential after years of wasted effort.
Of course, this is a little bit like Tupperware–Mr. Deckers is so entranced by it all he ends up launching eAcademy Belgium and winning a pink Cadillac as a reward for his efforts.
Okay, I made the last part up, but my cynicism switches on whenever I hear stories that make new efforts sound quick and easy. Planning, listening, and patience pay off more often than fast, simple, and cheap.
(Via Online Business)