LinkedIn and Lynda believe the growing skills gap is one of the biggest challenges to the future of the global economy

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Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn and a believer of the “always be learning” approach, announced a major acquisition move this morning, saying Lynda.com is a great fit for the 346+ million user strong social network. According to TechCrunch, the deal is valued at $1.5 billion.

“The world moves too quickly now to rest on the knowledge we gained earlier in our lives,” Weiner said. He went on to say that in a knowledge-driven economy it’s all about the people. I agree with both his comments (click here), even though I only use LinkedIn and not Lynda.com – yet.

Apparently, in addition to what you’d assume you’d normally find on Lynda.com, the site also offers professional development such as courses by Deirdre Breakenridge, CEO of Pure Performance Communications. I didn’t know Lynda.com was founded in 1995, too. According to Wikipedia, Lynda.com’s online courses began in 2002. That’s quite a library of knowledge LinkedIn now has – And what a breathtaking social reach for Lynda.com!

The #PRStack Project: Really at the intersection between PR and digital

I’m proud to be in Stephen Waddington’s #PRstack community and project 🙂 alongside Will McInnes (@willmcinnes), Scott Guthrie (@sabguthrie), Richard Bagnall (@richardbagnall), Brendan Cooper (@brendancooper), David Sawyer (@zudepr), Michelle Goodall (@greenwellys), Andrew Arnold (@Andrew_Arnold), Beth Hespe (@bhespe), and more. Click here for the article and list of names of thinkers/doers who care about elevating and optimizing the PR cosmos for the digital age of marketing and media convergence.

About Alex Yong, PR industry watcher and #PRstack community member:
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Special thanks to the great team @Prezly who created the free front end #PRstack directory of tools. To accompany PRstack.co, @Prezly also created PRgeeks.co, a resource designed to match these tools with great guides, knowledge and community.

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Hear Neville Hobson’s 5-minute audio summary on what #PRstack is all about twitter.com/socialalex/status/572473356521512960

A preview of Brendan Cooper’s summary is below: