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Linkedin: Much Ado About A Million Or Two

Linkedin: Much Ado About A Million Or Two

A Brief Meditative Contemplation About Extraordinary Potential

I think Linkedin is better than Linkedin thinks it is.

Surprising statement perhaps.   But bear with me for a moment.

You see I believe I look at Linkedin a bit differently than most people do.

I haven’t talked with Linkedin about specific numbers and I intentionally didn’t invest the time to do exhaustive research on specific numbers.

Those two things aside, let’s take some very broad numbers and contemplate some things that make them worth considering.   Things that make you go, "Hmmmm!!!"  At least they do that for me! 🙂

If we say that Linkedin is a networking environment for business professionals and then say that the average Linkedin member has 10 years of experience and then say that there are now 15 million users, that’s a total of 150 MILLION YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE!   

Sitting there. 

Sort of like oil fields, or goldmines, or spice islands, or "acres of diamonds". 

Just sitting there. 


Correct me if I’m wrong, but if my memory serves me correctly, I believe it only took 962 person years to build New York’s Empire Station Building.

If there are 150 Million years worth of experience on Linkedin, that could mean:

  1. hundreds of thousands of years of business building experience
  2. thousands of years of artistic experience
  3. thousands of years of computer experience
  4. thousands of years of entertainment experience
  5. thousands of years of medical experience
  6. thousands of years of nonprofit experience
  7. thousands of years of scientific experience
  8. thousands upon thousands of years of communication experience
  9. thousands upon thousands of years of executive leadership experience
  10. thousands upon thousands of years of problem resolution experience
  11. hundreds of thousands of years of teaching & coaching & counseling experience
  12. MILLIONS of years of networking experience

Hmmmm!!!  I wonder what would happen if those thousands, if those hundreds of thousands, if those thousands upon thousands, if those MILLIONS of years of experience could talk, could communicate, could be put to SOME USE? 

I wonder and I wonder and I wonder!!!


Vincent Wright
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Melissa G Wilson

Melissa has been a leader in the book writing, publishing and marketing arena for the past two decades. To date, she has helped more than 100 thought leaders write, publish and market their books. Her clients include executives such as Dan Weinfurter a seven-time Inc 500 winner and Orlando Ashford, President of Holland Cruise Lines.

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