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    Quote Originally Posted by YWIR View Post
    This title is so cheesy that it causes rage within me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by skylights View Post
    I agree that networking is (and honestly perhaps always has been) important, and I can think of some people for whom I think this idea would really click. Personally, I am not sure this is a format that is appealing to me or speaks to my core drives, as I prefer the realms of human service and social provision, which feel natural to me, to self-preservation and self-promotion, which tend to feel forced on my part. For me warming to networking has been about channeling genuine interest in others and shared goals, as well as creating a presence for myself as a learned and wise practitioner. But to each their own - I am happy for those for whom this strategy works well.
    I like the bolded.

    Also, I am not sure what format you mean. The use of LinkedIn? TBH, I have never gotten a job that way, nor do I believe I will.

    Just because the founder of LinkedIn is involved in "The Start Up of You", I don't believe that he is necessarily promoting his own site. He is a serial entrepreneur, and has started many things, including payapal, and advises/mentors a lot of people in Silicon Valley. (If you've ever seen the show Shark Tank, he's essentially one of those "Sharks". Though around here, they are called "Angels". The difference in metaphor is something I am grappling with as the entreprenerial path becomes a rather serious option for me. Both metaphors ring true for me.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by YWIR View Post
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    dat bitchface
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    Quote Originally Posted by ygolo View Post
    I like the bolded.

    Also, I am not sure what format you mean. The use of LinkedIn? TBH, I have never gotten a job that way, nor do I believe I will.

    Just because the founder of LinkedIn is involved in "The Start Up of You", I don't believe that he is necessarily promoting his own site. He is a serial entrepreneur, and has started many things, including payapal, and advises/mentors a lot of people in Silicon Valley. (If you've ever seen the show Shark Tank, he's essentially one of those "Sharks". Though around here, they are called "Angels". The difference in metaphor is something I am grappling with as the entreprenerial path becomes a rather serious option for me. Both metaphors ring true for me.)
    Thank you.

    I suppose I didn't explain what I meant well. I was attempting to voice that while I like the idea, I do not think it would work for everyone. I was attempting to use myself as an example of someone who does not immediately connect with the concept.

    I say this... because the qualities of "natural" entrepreneurship listed in the videos - "feeding myself"... "developing a competitive edge"... "taking smart risks" - they might be present in some capacity in all humans, certainly, but those are not inherently pleasing or intuitive tasks for me. I naturally tend to help others... foster cooperation... and prevent risk. I know that the opposite skills are within myself as dormant possibilities, but they require much of my energy and cause me stress to utilize well. The video seems to show the idea of reaching inside deep towards the beginning of civilization and connecting with the natural entrepreneur, but doing so does not bring me much joy or peace of mind. So, while I like the idea of people taking control of their destinies and steering their own courses, I have always found myself more motivated by working to further the causes of others than the cause of myself. The Start Up of Me, or LinkedIn, or networking in general, seems to be something I gravitate to as a result of my course, not as a launchpad for it, if that makes sense. I suppose at a fundamental level I already have identified my task (helping those who are hurting) and I see "starting up" as a secondary task. It is just not so important to me.

    I think the guy who made this is an entrepreneur at heart and this is what he loves and feels deeply resonant with. I love the passion and determination that are voiced therein. It's just... I don't feel the same way, and I don't think everyone has to blaze the entrepreneurial path to help society and the economy move in a positive direction. For example, I tend to think that government, healthcare, and religion are all domains that will never be able to be wholly competitive, free market arenas, and so people like me - us nontrepreneurs - can fill those less dynamic, more institutional roles in society while letting others Start Up to their hearts' content.

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