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Aug 28 Posted 7 months ago
You're right. More connections = more opportunities. It's the real reason to tell your kids they should go to college. It's the network, not the piece of paper. LinkedIn delivers the ability to grow your network like never before, and do it with people who really matter to your professional ladder climbing. You help each other grow professionally, and help your organizations at the same time.... x 500 (or 5,000).
That being said, I have yet to embrace the complete LI Whore mentality. Those somewhat affiliated with marketing, advertising, writing, startups, and/or consumer electronics are a go for me. Should I open my eyes, and expand my horizons?
I'd like to add you to my profesional network on LinkedIn.
- Steve Faber
Aug 28 Posted 7 months ago
This post is really unique especially when it comes from +Larry Kim. I was a little surprised to see this post in LinkedIn, and my surprise is obvious, because Larry generally writes meaningful posts on adwords and search engines. Probably, he has written such an excellent piece, in my knowledge, for the first time highlighting the importance of having a profile in LinkedIn so that one would be at the "top of mind awareness" of the people in your network.
I'm always active here, and I don't feel ashamed of sharing my abrupt thoughts..:) lol
BTW, thumbs up for sharing such a meaningful thoughts! Hope, this may encourage many CEOs/top professionals to sign up LinkedIn for more "pros" than 'cons".
Aug 27 Posted 7 months ago
I currently have 28,300+ 1st degree connections and around 36 million 2nd degree connections. Yes, a few of those connections are false, but the vst majority are real people. I have hundred (thousands?) of 1st degree connections that a 'C' level executives in their own firms. I have 'chatted' with quite a few on a wide varitey of topics. I regularly receive requests for introductions to others.
Business relationships start with connections. The more connections you have, the more business relationships you can have.
sure, a lot of my connections are junior people who want to be connected with senior people. There is nothing wrong with that. All senior people started as junior people.