Bill Gates has joined LinkedIn, and his influence was felt almost the moment he signed into his business-centric social account.
As expected, Gates’ involvement on LinkedIn has immediately tagged him as a super influencer. A super influencer at LinkedIn requires the user to be a successful business mogul who contributes blog posts for the platform.
During his first blog post for LinkedIn, Bill Gates speaks about three skills he has learned from friend and fellow billionaire Warren Buffet. The skills Bill Gates write about range from investing to time management.
In his LinkedIn entry, Bill Gates admits that he looks up to Warren Buffet and oftentimes asks for his advice with big Microsoft and Gates Foundation decisions.
Bill Gates writes on his LinkedIn blog:
“The dialogue has been invaluable to me, and not only at Microsoft. When Melinda and I started our foundation, I turned to him for advice. We talked a lot about the idea that philanthropy could be just as impactful in its own way as software had been.”
Bill Gates writes a popular annual letter that outlines the philanthropic missions behind the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation and now the Microsoft founder admits that the letter was inspired by Buffet. Gates writes of his annual letter:
“I still have a ways to go before mine is as good as Warren’s, but it’s been helpful to sit down once a year and explain the results we’re seeing, both good and bad.Gates’ post is part of LinkedIn’s influencers program, a platform that invites members to post about business-related topics without any word-count constraints. Other LinkedIn users can then follow those accounts without sending a private invitation to connect.
Bill Gates this year focused his annual letter on the topics of immunization and health care in developing countries.
So who else influences Bill Gates? He throw out a bunch of names on his LinkedIn blog including President Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Deepak Chopra, and Richard Branson.
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