Meg Whitman was appointed as Hewlett-Packard’s CEO in September, 2011 – during one of the most critical moments the company faced. Virginia Rometty took the reins of traditionally male-dominated, century-old IBM in January, 2012. 37-year-old Marissa Mayer became the youngest CEO of a Fortune 500 company, Yahoo, in the summer of 2012. They were all poised on glaff cliffs and the latter was one of the steepest ever seen.
Sustainability has been one of the most used and misunderstood buzzwords of the past few decades. In a finite planet with finite resources civilization still aspires for infinite growth. And that just can’t happen. Sustainability focuses on striking a balance between societal needs, the boundaries of the environment and the need for economic prosperity in the long run. Looking good, feeling good, living in a healthy environment and getting more out of life means the public has to be more socially responsible.
LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has reached 200 million members in January 2013. In a decade the network has developed into a powerful tool for business development, recruitment, job hunting and personal branding. It has seen a substantial membership increase since its IPO 2 years ago with 50% of the members being C-suite executives, middle and senior level managers and business owners. The metric that is of interest to us is monthly active users (information currently undisclosed by the company) – the subscribers that pro-actively engage, interact and network within LinkedIn. How do you become one of them?