Beware the LinkedIn ‘Gurus’
Increasingly I've been seeing posts on LinkedIn that go viral by offering, what I think, is objectively bad advice. Everything from incredibly unlikely stories being peddled e.g. a value investor at a multi billion dollar equity fund as an investor in a startup to bad networking and interviewing strategies.
It's sad to see LinkedIn increasingly switch from networking for professionals to the same hucksters and bullshit artists who troll Instagram and Facebook, but that's what seems to be happening.
With that said there are good "influencers" on there who contribute thoughtful pieces, however they never go as viral. Case in point a guy I know who is a semi-retired MD from a reputable, well known MM posts often, but he tends to get a handful of likes and a few comments for an interesting article and this guy usually has analysis that's worth reading. For students or people right out of school the advice proffered on LinkedIn needs to be taken with a huge grain of salt, especially given the fake it 'til you make it culture.