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This is Intentionally Vicarious… I’m Todd Youngblood… And I was just sitting here at my desk pondering aimlessly… And I was thinking about LinkedIn, at its heart, a giant recruiting and job-hunting platform.
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Job-seekers invest huge amounts of time laying out their skills and qualifications in the most perfect way possible. Hiring managers then sift through all that trying to separate what’s real and from all the empty claims.
All that effort… Brings to mind a comment by James D. Watson, one of the discoverers of the structure of DNA.
“If you are to do anything truly big, you are by definition unqualified to do it.”
Makes me wonder if any of all those qualifications listed on LinkedIn really matter. Maybe we should all be way more focused on innovation.