Fun With Numbers …


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Imagine my delight this morning when this popped up in my inbox …

To be in the top 5% is really something …

I will admit my professional pride took a little jump and I eagerly shared my good news with one and all … at least, one and all online:)

After I noticed that this was a celebration of LinkedIn achieving the milestone of 200 million members, I did the math.

I am in rarefied company… only around 10 million of us managed to scratch our way to the upper reaches of the business networking mountain. 

One among ten million  …  it’s starting to feel just a tad crowded on top of that mountain and the cold breeze of reality is kicking up in my face.

To be in the top 5% of 200 million is really something else …

… or as my beloved wife succinctly framed it, “So what’s the actual value of this great honor?

I’m still working on a response to that one.

Feeling a little less puffed up, but a little more analytic in the Heartland ….

John