I've been using linkedin for a couple months now and it's ridiculous how many people give themselves big titles like "CEO" when they haven't even graduated college. It seems like my generation is obsessed with entrepreneurship - so much so they start to "fake until you make it". You see phrases like "ambitious aspiring world-changer" , "enthusiastic business and networking expert" on their profiles.
And have you seen all the annoying posts people make on linkedin with inspirational quotes - they say they're "providing value" but I don't know what kind of fucking value am I getting from wasting 10 seconds of my life on another "work hard play hard" quote. The only people that seem to appreciate these posts are posters themselves. It's a fucking circle jerk of Mark Zuckerberg-wannabes. Why don't you STFU and focus on making your product/service better or coming up with one in the first place before you start acting like you're Steve Jobs making a commencement speech.
The guys in Sales and Marketing are the fucking worst of them all. It's like god gave the sleezy door-to-door salesman who failed in college access to the internet. Then sometimes you have people who can't stop talking about how they (want to) work "20 hours a week" And please don't try to sell me your bullshit books and advice like you're a Jack Welch descendant.
In all seriousness, what are these people trying to do? Are they trying to build a brand for themselves like Gary V or Tony Robbins? Are they trying to network to find a real entrepreneur to leach off of?
Don't get me wrong - I respect real entrepreneurs. Thiel Fellows, people actually disrupting the market with new innovative technology, etc. I think it just takes away from the real hard work and success of true entrepreneurs when there are so many fakers/wannabes blowing up your linkedin feeds.
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