Editor’s Note: Earlier today, LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman shared this post–on his new book, becoming the CEO of your career, and taking an entrepreneurial approach to your professional life–on our corporate blog. We’re re-posting it here because we feel that Reid’s perspective is particularly relevant to this audience: the world of work is ever-changing, and as recruiting leaders, you’re uniquely positioned to be a part of that transformation. Enjoy!
We founded LinkedIn in 2003 because we recognized that the world was changing in two interrelated ways. First, technology advancements were disrupting companies and changing entire industries. Second, globalization — which is partly a function of technology — was making the world of work for professionals more competitive. These changes are redefining how individual professionals survive and thrive in the modern economy.