Friday, September 28, 2007

Honoring a Network Weaver - Steve Habib Rose

I was saddened to hear about the sudden death of a person I've never met face to face, but have grown to know and admire through out many conversations on the Internet. His name is Steve Habib Rose. If you'd like to know more about Steve, and contribute to his memorial, visit 

I met Habib in the Omidyar community nearly 2 years ago and over a period of months we began to grow closer together around Network Weaving concepts. Just last week he posted an article on his blog that connected his network to the Tutor/Mentor Connection network: He started a Network Weaver's discussion on Ned after Omidyar closed. It's at 

 In one recent conversation he had one of those "aha" moments and realized how many people he knew in Seattle who he might introduce to me and the T/MC. He sent me two introductions in the past week. Steve was a person with one of the most generous spirits that I've met on the Internet, or in the non virtual world.

I think we might have talked only once on the phone, but through many online exchanges we came to know and trust each other. I'm sure that in whatever spiritual world he has gone to he's introducing people to each other, and pointing to us who are still doing this work on earth.


aliG said...

Habib was a colleague and good friend of mine. I truly admire the passion and spirit in everything he did.

Tutor Mentor Connections said...

Thanks for introducing yourself. We can best honor Habib by continuing to build networks in the same way he tried to teach us.

Vartan Simonian said...

I did some research on the Internet and found out on a Google Group that he had died of congestive heart failure. ( )

I didn't know him very well, but I knew about him from and he is quite respected there.

Habib, Rest in Peace.