Does LinkedIn mean as much to someone outside the US as it does to someone in the US? I think it does.

At first, I thought many of my international friends and colleagues were just being kind when they accepted my LinkedIn request. They had a few connections but usually not too many.

That was a couple of years ago. Now it is almost a requirement for someone who is international that wants to do business in the US to be a part of LinkedIn. It’s that networking connection and not just the latest trend. I hope my friends and colleagues are becoming more active on LinkedIn because it makes good business sense.