LinkedIn Enables Users to ‘Follow’ Kaifu Lee and Other Business Leaders

Enricko Lukman
10:08 am on Oct 4, 2012


Barack Obama & Mitt Romney are among suggested people to follow

Recently LinkedIn (NYSE:LNKD) announced a new feature that allows people to follow influential business and thought leaders of their choosing. These leaders will post articles from time to time, sharing their knowledge and professional insights. You can also comment on the articles, and if you’re lucky, the leaders might even reply back (though we think that is quite unlikely as these people are highly busy with their own daily businesses already).

There are articles on various topics already from the current 150 thought leaders. Among them, Kaifu Lee’s post about the reason American companies fail time and time again when expanding business to China is quite interesting. Startups might also be interested to hear about US-based entrepreneur Andrew Chen’s thoughts on the startup industry. Rakuten’s CEO Hiroshi Mikitani and Freelancer’s CEO Matt Brie are there too [1].

One crazy thought of mine though – will people spam the articles just to have the chance to send a message? For example, maybe Indonesians would send a lot of comments over LinkedIn if US President Barack Obama wrote articles regarding a controversial anti-muslim film. Would they do really do that? I certainly hope not.

LinkedIn is also open to people interested in becoming one of its thought leaders. You can check more information about it here. But who else would you like to see added? We’d love to hear from you about this.

[Source: LinkedIn]

  1. FYI, Freelancer just released a local version for Indonesia recently.  ↩

  • Peter Cao

    Kaifu Lee needs to have some integrity and honesty, a candid heart from inside out, before he would have some credibility to be trusted. But the real Kaifu Lee is a non-eastern, non-western, disloyal, dishonest personnel, who supports his fame by way of stirring up troubles among others, and who had tirelessly proudly claim to be classmate of Obama (how much should that account for to get respect for Kaifu Lee?). Kaifu Lee is a curse to Chinese people, as well as to American people, a typical quack who’s philosophy would be troubles to both the youth and the adult.

  • Peter Cao

    Kaifu Lee needs to have some integrity; Kaifu Lee used to betray his former employers of both Microsoft and Google, and he had even ensued legal battle when he suddenly left Microsoft for Google in 2005. And again Kaifu Lee suddenly abandoned his former employer Google China when he started his own business in 2009, soon after he could take away all the Google stock. A really treachery type.

    Kaifu Lee had placed himself above the average Chinese people and he had been routinely offending dignity of Chinese people; And Kaifu Lee had left an image of immoral villian to Chinese society when he mobbed his weibo followers to attack innocent Chinese citizens over and over; his morality and credibility are seriously questioned by Chinese people over times; all of which make it really hard to say — “Kaifu Lee has been a great bridge between China and the US”

    What’s more, Kaifu Lee had tried to reap the benefits by involving into a series of fascism crimes which related to Stanford student May Zhou’s death and an unsuccessful plotted murder on me, and that case had not been clarified so far.

    —“Like some “star” of a reality TV program, Kaifu Lee is only famous for being famous. … And Lee Kaifu should work instead of doing politics or self-marketing.”

  • Peter Cao

    There is a war between fascism and anti-fascism, at this stage, fascism still prevails in our lives, Eric Schmidt, Sebastian Thrun and Gabriele Scheler are just front figures we could see in this fascism circle, there is a whole pack of fascists behind them, and those fascists had involved into anti-humanity crimes which had endangered human lives …

    If such fascism circle would not be crashed by authorities, more and more figure would join in this fascism circle, such as Kaifu Lee, a quack and a treachery cleverer, who tried to reap benefits out of such series of fascism crimes by messing up with those in this fascism circle;

    I personally would not allow such a despicable soul like Kaifu Lee, who had chosen to join this fascism circle and got support from those fascists by way of selling others, and who had habitually sacrificed others to gain his personal advancement, and who had betrayed the very employers of Microsoft and Google both of whom had put heavy trust on him and paid him well, and who had mislead youth of Chinese generation with his treachery behaviors, to survive in Chinese society

  • Kristen

    What Peter Cao has posted are all nonsense! Kaifu Lee is more than sincere than anyone’s imagination! His words have warmed and inspired numerous young people in China and gave chances to them to be the best of themselves! Kaifu has done his best to bridge the gap between China and America! In order to coordinate the clashes between two ideologies, what he has sacrificed is hard to describe.

  • Steven Millward

    @Kristen Yes, we’re having issues with Peter Cao trolling any posts that mention KFL. He does it on other sites too.

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