<img class="alignleft wp-image-7619 size-thumbnail" src="http://beyondbridges.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/BB-Highlight-01-150x150.jpg" alt="BB-Highlight-01" width="150" height="150" />Microsoft's track record for acquiring companies and doing great things is not good. But, there is now a new CEO who is clearly far more equipped and definitely more talented than his predecessor - so I have my fingers crossed.

For a long time LinkedIN had been losing its way. I published this (for example) three years ago today. 

So, Reid Hoffman is a genius, with a great vision. I just wish he’d join LinkedIn, and implement some of it.

I hope it works out for them, I really do, but there are some serious and significant changes that need to be made to get it back on track.

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This deals makes a lot of sense, and if nothing else, it will help the 8 people using Windows phones to connect with one another.

… Dave Pell

$26B – about a 50% premium to LinkedIn’s market value.  Talk about a pre-emptive bid!  LinkedIn is basically the Facebook of the business world.   And now it will be the property of the default provider of mediocre software to the business world.  What could possibly go wrong?

… Dave Frier

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The disturbing photos of children who have washed up on the shores have created a debate about whether we should be forced to see such images. That’s a non-issue (of course we should — If your kid has to take a flimsy boat across dangerous seas to escape a war zone, then my kid can definitely handle looking at the photos.).

Dave Pell rocks – one of my main go to reads EVERY day. But this quote takes the biscuit. Absolutely SPOT ON !

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