INTERESTING: The “fog of war”?

Monday, February 6, 2017

Last night, I was at the American Legion #401 watching Super Bowl #51. Large amounts of adult refreshments were consumed by various individuals in vary amounts. There was food; lots of it. Otherwise, the alcohol would have taken over. O, of course, as sober as a judge, watched the game with interest.

Now bear in mind, this was mostly an anti-Brady anti-Pats pro-ATL crowd. But I in my cool injineeering logical mind reasoned that: (1) Brady was up to that game playing like a man possessed; (2) most of the talking heads were picking the Pats; and (3) for most of the week, the “line” never moved. 

So I “predicted” to any all who would listen that this would be a good game with lots of scoring and that the ball was going to get frequent flier miles from being tossed around so much. 

I was even so bold as to predict the score 35-32 Pats — total 67 points over the Vegas 59½. 

I admit when I heard about the 1M$ bet on ATL, my courage was shaken. I blissfully stuck to my prediction.

ANYWAY to the “fog of war” point, when at the end of the 4th Quarter with a tied score, confusion reigned. I heard at least SIX different explanations of the overtime rules from “knowledgeable” patron, who completely drowned out the TV. (Although, I thought I heard the ref and the talking heads gobbledy gook and thought it was wrong. Only ONE of the SIX explanations I KNEW was wrong — game would not end in a tie. I just admitted I did NOT know the Super Bowl rules.

So we all watched Brady lead the Pats to a touchdown and the game ended.

Every one was stunned.

I learned another valuable lesson — in addition to my rule of never bet on anything that talks — in the “fog of war”, no one knows what they are talking about. Probably even me.


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LINKEDIN: Continues to reduce its value equation

Monday, February 6, 2017

Relationship Section of Profile – No Longer Available

We’re always looking for ways to simplify and improve your experience, helping you be more productive and successful. This sometimes means removing features that aren’t heavily used to invest in others that offer greater value to you. We’re removing the Relationship Section of your profile, which allowed you to add Reminders, Notes and Tags to your connections.

If you want to download your existing Notes and Tags, you’ll have the option to do so through March 31, 2017.

We recommend that you download your data immediately to retain these details. Learn more about accessing your account data.

To request a download of your data, including Notes and Tags:

  1. Navigate to the data export page or access it from the Privacy & Settings menu.
  2. On the Account tab, under the Basics section of your Privacy & Settings page, click Change next to Getting an archive of your data.
  3. Click Request archive.
  4. You’ll receive an email with a link to download your data archive. Your notes and tags will be in the file named Contacts.

If you are looking for similar functionalities, consider our Sales Navigator or Recruiter Lite products that allow you to transfer and view your existing notes and tags. Learn more about importing your Notes and Tags directly into Sales Navigator if you’re a Sales Navigator user.

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Just makes room for a competitor!

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