Notwithstanding the endorsements, I have a problem with LinkedIN per Se.
I found some persons listed that I personally know cannot draw a straight line advertising them as being able to.
Hence my quote on my Profile:
In search of a biz monkey (why bother?)
Andrew Chen coins a great term. A biz monkey is a replaceable, Powerpoint toting, suit wearing, acronym-spewing middle manager business dude drone. They are quick to comment and sneer, slow to actually ship.
When something is scarce, it's valuable. MBA's with buzzwords and the ability to raise a million dollars around some web idea are not scarce. They are fungible.
People who understand technology and are willing to bend it to their will, on the other hand, are scarce. They can't be found with a classified ad on Craigslist, LinkedIN or in a blind project ad on eLance.
The job of the smart business person isn't to fish in waters where coders are cheap. It's to have enough initiative and vision that the best coders in the world will realize that they'll do better with you than without you.
Business people add value when they make things happen, not when they seek to hire cheap. - Seth Godin - 2011/04/13
What is needed is a qualifier of sorts - I am listed on the SPI website as a Pr Eng as I had to have the proper background before I could qualify to be listed internationally!
BTW: I see I am logged in here at TechRepublic as one of my non de plumes, Otto Roth, another also being Richard Sole (R Sole) !
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