1. Yes I know I got this along with 999,999 other LinkedIn users. Still it represents the new way. Actually saying thank you to your customers. Treating them as human beings with feelings. We need more of this in all size companies.
2. I didn't know that I was LinkedIn member #516,242. I thought I recognized a new way to network and got in early. Had no idea I was a mere 16,242 people away from being in the first 1/2 of 1% of all LinkedIn members. Having always been on the edge of what's new this shouldn't surprise me but it did and I am grateful for Reid pointing this out to me.
So thanks Reid you are moving up fast on my favorite large company owners list. If you have a minute I have a few ideas you may wish to consider in the area of marrying LinkedIn and live face to face meeting.
I want to personally thank you because you were one of LinkedIn's first million members (member number 516242 in fact!). In any technology adoption lifecycle, there are the early adopters, those who help lead the way. That was you.
We hit a big milestone at LinkedIn this week when our 100 millionth member joined the site.
When we founded LinkedIn, our vision was to help the world's professionals be more successful and productive. Today, with your help, LinkedIn is changing the lives of millions of members by helping them connect with others, find jobs, get insights, start a business, and much more.
We are grateful for your support and look forward to helping you accomplish much more in the years to come. I hope that you are having a great year.
Co-founder and Chairman