Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Reid Hoffman on Charile Rose

Entrepreneur, angel investor and founder of LinkedIn, Reid Hoffman, appeared on Charlie Rose on March 4, 2009. The interview covered discussion of social networking, the future of technology, status of the economy and his company LinkedIn. One of the best parts of the segment though was Hoffman's thoughts on entrepreneurship.

He stated that whether you are a small business owner or a professional who is moving from job to job every two years, perpetually wondering and planning how your career or business will progress creates a situation in which, "every individual is now an entrepreneur, whether they recognize it or not"

Along those lines, in a recent phone interview, young entrepreneur Willy Franzen discussed how he has leveraged social networking tools such as Twitter to help in building his professional network and his business. Apparently, Hoffman's thoughts are completely on target!


  1. Thanks for including a clip from my interview in this post!

    If anyone is looking for info on what I'm doing, they can find my projects at:

    Social networking is a huge part of my business. I don't know where I'd be without them.

  2. Totally agree with what Willy has to say. In addition to being an interesting pastime, social networking has been a great tool for networking and reaching out to colleagues or potential business partners