Posts by Daniel Roth

  • financialcrisis

    In his book on the 2008 financial crisis, RBC Wealth CEO John Taft conducted a brief meta-analysis, looking at who was being blamed for the financial crisis. He found nearly two dozen issues and “arch villains” fingered for the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression. The Congressional Financial Crisis Inquiry Commission blamed regulators, bankers, and derivatives, among others; a dissenting report pointed to another 10 causes. Legendary investor Jeremy Grantham took…

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    It would be hard to count the number of people who have been influenced by Bill Gates: early employees of Microsoft; Gates Foundation grantees across the world; nonprofit innovators. But when Gates needs guidance, where does he turn? That’s the question he answers today in his inaugural post on LinkedIn Influencer, our platform that allows 250+ top people in the professional world to share their insights with 225 million LinkedIn members around the world. Every week we’ve been…

  • Daniel Roth

    If Richard Branson lost it all, what would he do to come back? How does he define success? And what role did luck play in getting him to the top of the business world? LinkedIn members recently got a chance to pose their questions to the thrill-seeking billionaire and founder of the Virgin Group. He sat down with us following his latest (though less adrenaline-fueled) achievement: becoming the first LinkedIn Influencer to cross the 1-million-follower mark. He achieved this less than…

  • Daniel Roth

    Today, Sir Richard Branson set a new record at LinkedIn, becoming the first LinkedIn Influencer to cross the 1 million follower mark. Branson, the founder of…

  • Daniel Roth

    When Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke testified in front of the Senate last month on the state of the economy, he pulled out a peculiar phrase to describe the job…

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    Facebook won the most-shared-story week with its $1 billion purchase of Instagram. Of the Top 10 articles shared by professionals, four were about the…