Friday, August 19, 2005

The World is Flat

Thomas Friedman's best-seller, The World is Flat, doesn't mention LinkedIn, yet I think it is social networking software like LinkedIn that will ultimately make the world "flatter."

(Friedman says "flat world" to refer to the fact that any worker from any country can now complete, via Internet and Web-based technologies, with any other worker anywhere on the planet).

It means, concretely, that if you're the best at what you do, you can use LinkedIn to reach ANY employer and get any job (provided you are the best person for the job).