Are you a HoCo? I think you are. A HoCo is t a dirty word. It's short for 'homo competens', and that is t an insult. That's Latin for 'competent person'. If you are a HoCo, or want to be one, this book is for you. This book talks about competent people in the network age. It discusses competence, the times we live in, and presents guidelines and tools that you - the homo competens - will need to thrive in your personal life, at work, and in society at large. If we really mean that 'competent people are our most important asset', let's t treat competence as a black box or leave it to chance.