Simpli.st wants to make it easier to create warm connections. As explained earlier, a warm connection is nothing more than an introduction, so what simpli.st has set out to do is streamline how we think about our network of connections and make it easier to introduce people with a skill set to those who need someone with that skill set.
“We’re making networks work better,” said founder Ron J. Williams, “we’re not trying to replace current networks, like LinkedIn.”
Instead of forcing you to thumb through a rolodex of business cards or scroll through a spreadsheet of contacts, Simpli.st will easily compile a list of connections. So while you would normally spend a full work day putting together a list of contacts who could get a job done, Simpli.st would do that same job in 10 minutes.
In addition, if you are looking for someone with a particular skill, all you would need to do is put it into Simpli.st and it would give you a link to send to co-workers and contacts. Just by clicking on this link, Simpli.st would scour their contacts looking for someone to help you.
“It’s there to simplify your workflow,” said Williams.