Is LinkedIn’s latest acquisition another nail in the coffin for L&D?

Yesterday, LinkedIn announced that they had entered into an agreement to acquire online learning company Lynda.com for $1.5bn. The BBC reports that this is the professional networking services largest acquisition to date.It’s good news for shareholders in Lynda.com and Jeff Weiner, CEO of LinkedIn is clearly pleased. He said, “The mission of LinkedIn and the mission of lynda.com are highly aligned. Both companies seek to help professionals be better at what they do.” Helping professionals be better at what they do But hang on a minute, isn’t t

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