It’s a curious thing but the posts that I put on LinkedIn with pictures involving people wearing clothes or carrying accessories are the second most looked at, commented on and shared things that I put on the site.
The most looked at, commented on and shared items are pieces about recruitment. As I’m not trying to do business with other recruiters (sorry lads) this doesn’t help me much.
So back to clothes.
Here’s a picture I posted last year of a Baltic gentleman with giant trousers who kicked this whole thing off. He’s clearly Very Important and stares back at us from the 17th Century just daring us to dissolve in a fit of giggles. 400 years too late for him he has become that most 21st Century thing – a meme.
The other day I posted a picture that was doing the rounds again.
Published by some fashion gurus a year or two back (Trinny and Susannah for those of you based in the UK) it showed a model who had been asked to pose in somewhat unflattering outerwear to illustrate what one might wear to a first job interview. The icing on this particular cake was that the young woman had been given a bag to carry featuring a picture of a cat wearing a glittery tiara. Comedy gold.
Anyway, lots of people looked at it. According to LinkedIn the population of a moderately large town/small city looked at.
And they commented on it. Which was I suppose the idea. But the whole thing began to take on a life of its own and went into some rather dark corners. Obviously this being the Internet and a business blog I need to draw some conclusions from the comments and then suggest how they may change the world.
Here’s what I think.
Anyway, here’s a picture of Sean Connery on a bicycle…