New Model Offers Solutions to Overcome the Doldrums
MT. PROSPECT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Unitel
Technologies reports that its subsidiary, Frugal Heuristics, has
filed a patent application titled “METHODS FOR ENHANCING THE
EFFECTIVENESS AND UTILITY OF PROFESSIONAL NETWORKS.”
Development of the model (SLP – Smarter Links Protocol) and its related
algorithms spanned a period of 18 months. It included two surveys of
appr. 100 professionals signed up with the world’s leading company in
the industry, followed by a smaller study involving the number two
company in the business.
“The results of the surveys are striking but not unexpected,” says Serge
Randhava, CEO of Frugal Heuristics. “Following an initial spike, akin to
a typical New Year’s resolution, the average measured relative
activity/interest index of the participants plunged to about 10% after
20 weeks,” he adds.
In addition to numerical findings, the patent discusses several areas of
qualitative concern such as: 1) too much noise, clutter and confusion,
2) irrelevant news updates, 3) tiresome “teasers,” 4) a feeling that the
participating professionals are being “dumbed down,” and many more.
The SLP model developed by Frugal Heuristics offers a radically
different approach to address some of the deficiencies in current
It teaches the use of a cellular architecture involving designated
“hosts” with each one connected to its own network of “guests” or
The “invitee” structure is stratified into multiple background modes
using a proprietary mathematical formula. The end result is seamless
and invisible to all affected parties.
The stratification process segregates “invitees” into 3-5 categories
and makes use of Pareto principles for determining exclusions and
weighted inclusion factors.
The most visible benefit of the SLP model is that it provides a
mechanism for raising the activity index above the “ho-hum” level.
Increased and more meaningful inter-participant communication can
generate a better data base for word mining and analysis by the network
operator, potential employers and agencies, and advertisers on both
frontal and subliminal fronts.
The SLP model can be laminated over any existing professional network
without making changes to the underlying structure.
“Now it’s time to practice what we preach,” advises Serge. “In my
experience over four decades, an exclusive partnership with a good
strategic partner is the best option.”