LinkedIn co-founder interviewed on NPR’s Morning Edition 2/14/2012 Huffduffed from http://www.npr.org/2012/02/14/146811474/networking-tips-from-the-ultimate-networker
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Rory Cellan-Jones tells the story of the social networking scramble of the early 2000s and finds out how Facebook emerged to become world’s biggest social network. Facebook wasn’t the first site of its kind - other businesses had a lot in common with Mark Zuckerberg’s efforts - but its simplicity and the single-minded focus of its CEO gave it an advantage over the competition. With big growth has come big controversy, over privacy, security, and targeted advertising. Rory finds out that some people are becoming more wary about what they share online - could new networks spot a gap in the market and steal Facebook’s crown? Part 2 of 3.
Joi Ito is an investor in early stage internet projects, and he has backed some big successes including Twitter and Flickr. He thinks that about one in ten of these start-ups returns a decent amount, but the big ones - the Googles and the Yahoos - come once every five years. The trick he says, is to be in position when they arrive and his formula for doing so is a curious mix of networking, Buddhist philosophy and serendipity.