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LinkedIn=CashedIn

While Arnold is the dish of the day, and Cannes is neutralizing Nazis, LinkedIn CashedIn this morning on the exchange. I’ll admit it, I use LinkedIn, albeit with a sense of hesitancy and un-surefootedness. Trying to remember the last time something other than a “professionalized” adolescent “Facebook-type” interaction came as a result, I was struck by the realization that I couldn’t even remember the first time something of use came from it.  At this moment it is climbing above $80 per share.  Have we really just become adolescent “facebookers” disguised as adults, selling professional wares, much as adolescents share gossip, music, likes and dislikes?  Or, is it a tool of productivity and commerce? Professional vanity?  Are we buying from each other, or are we all buying from LinkedIn as a randy set of customers?  As with all things digital these days, we need to be onboard this train…even if it might not leave the station.

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Paul CardenasPaul Cardenas is Leadership and Organizational Development Coach and Practitioner. The author of numerous Professional and Scholarly articles, his passion is helping people to develop a profound personal vision for their career and family life. Paul travels and delivers to individuals and organizations in many places around the globe. In his free time, Paul is an active philanthropist focusing on establishing small health oriented community based organizations and innovative charter schools.View all posts by Paul Cardenas