Welcome to the Space Force LinkedIn Outer Space Warfare Discussion Group

I received a very interesting and unique email last week regarding a LinkedIn group of which I'm a member. There are several things that make it fairly unique. For one thing, while this is not necessarily the first time, it still is very rare to receive a message of this nature via email sent specifically …

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My Years In Books: 2019

Every year, I participate in the Goodreads Annual Reading Challenge. At the beginning of each year, you set a goal for how many books you’ll read that year. Goodreads keeps track of your running total and then lets you know how you’ve done and what percentage of your goal you met. You can also see …

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ID Cards and Certificates for Some of My Zillion Professional Organizations

I want to try to blog more, but my health is very poor and I'm horribly busy, largely trying to buy a house in another region of the country and get us moved -- all remotely. It's been far more time consuming and labor intensive than I anticipated, it's wearing me out and not leaving …

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Leaving LinkedIn. Hopefully Some New & Diverse Blog Posts Here…

I am coming to the conclusion I may finally terminate my LinkedIn account after 15 years there. There are a number of reasons and it both pains and saddens me, but I see no viable alternative. I've worked hard over 15 years to build the largest very high-quality network on the platform, and by most …

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Read My New Article on LinkedIn’s New Breed of Spammers

Hi! I hope you have all been doing well. I've been both ill and insanely busy, which is a rough combination. I don't know how many of you are on LinkedIn, but I have been for 14 years, building a 20,000 person network over that time. Today I published an article there titled "Several Words …

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A “Major” Status Update

I published this article on LinkedIn today. I thought I would share it here. If you wish to see it at the source, you can find it on my LinkedIn profile. However, I'm going to republish the piece in its entirety here, since not everyone has a LI account and some would not be able …

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Certain Comments For China-Watchers

I published a new article on LinkedIn today and some of you may find it interesting, particularly those interested in foreign relations, and most especially China. What has gotten the Chinese government so anxious, so upset about Michael Pillsbury's controversial book, The Hundred-Year Marathon,​ published several years ago, that they would publish an op-ed last …

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LinkedIn Update: Totally Surreal

As some of you know, I've been "growing" my LinkedIn network (https://www.linkedin.com/in/scottholstad/) this year, both in terms of quantity & quality. I’ve been doing this with the goal of having a high-quality network for consulting purposes at some point in the future. I first blogged about this on May 14 (https://hankrules2011.com/2018/05/14/linkedin-and-my-recent-adventures-there-part-i/) & May 15 (https://hankrules2011.com/2018/05/15/linkedin-and-my-recent-adventures-there-part-ii/). …

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