Articles by Deep Nishar
From our humble beginnings in a living room in Palo Alto to today’s 26 offices around the world, LinkedIn has become a global destination for more than 225 million professionals around the world.
We started out as a network for professionals to build their professional identities and connect with one another. As our products have evolved over the past ten years, LinkedIn has changed the way professionals work and has shifted some fundamental business habits. The way professionals connect with one another, find and pursue new business opportunities, discover and share information and insights, as well as how companies are finding the right talent for the right opportunity, have all forever changed with the power of LinkedIn.
I first met Ankit Gupta, one of Pulse’s founders, at a technology innovation competition in India many years ago. I keynoted at the event and had the pleasure of meeting Ankit, who went on to win the competition. We spent that day discussing his career path and the many opportunities that lay ahead for him, one of which included attending the acclaimed d.school at Stanford.
We recently crossed an important and exciting milestone for the company. LinkedIn now counts over 200 million members as part of our network, with representation in more than 200 countries and territories. We serve our members in 19 languages around the world.
I’d like to thank each of you for helping build the LinkedIn network into what it is today. It’s been amazing to see how our members have been able to transform their professional lives through LinkedIn. You truly grasp the power of LinkedIn when you start to focus on these individual success stories.
Over the past few years, SlideShare and LinkedIn have been working closely together to help professionals be more effective and productive through the content they create and share on LinkedIn. I’ve personally been a huge fan of SlideShare and am thrilled to have such a great, skilled team joining the LinkedIn family.
This acquisition means good things to professionals everywhere. Presentations are a core component of how professionals define and brand their identity. This deal enables professionals to discover people through content, and content through people. We’re excited to figure out the best ways our offerings will work together to help professionals around the world be more productive and successful.
Ed. note: Check out our newly launched Veterans Page built with tools, tips and tricks as well as information on best ways to find a job.
It’s a privilege to write my inaugural post on our blog about a group of people that I hold in highest regard – our men and women in uniform. In 2010, I had the honor of spending a few days aboard the USS Lincoln. We shared meals, watched them train and talked about their hopes and dreams as they prepared to go to war. My experiences with these dedicated, courageous and selfless heroes over those three days left me with a strong desire to do something to enable their smooth transition back into civilian life.