Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn since 2008, has grown 32m members to 347m, $78m in revenue to $2.2b, and 338 employees to 6k. Prior to LinkedIn, Jeff lead various product teams at Yahoo for more than seven years, most recently as EVP of Yahoo's Network Division where he led a team of 3,000+ employees and managed products reaching 500m+ consumers. Jeff sits down with Jason at the Launch Festival 2015 and reveals the biggest driver of LinkedIn’s revenue (along with the other area that has been the fastest growing product in the company’s history), how members can use the publishing platform to increase personal opportunities, why Jeff took over the product function, what five attributes make a great product, what it was like working at Yahoo, why he doesn’t want to buy The Wall Street Journal, and what the future holds for this powerhouse company.
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On LinkedIn Metrics
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On Jeff's History At Yahoo
On Jeff Taking Over Product At LinkedIn
On What Makes A Great Product
On LinkedIn Connected
On the LinkedIn API
On Professional Conversations
On Too Much Focus on Metrics
On Public Discourse
On Being a Platform Vs. Being a Publisher