'Crying CEO' | Sincere or not, this teary LinkedIn post does nothing to help laid-off staff

Sincere or not, this teary LinkedIn post does nothing to help laid-off staff

There isn’t a corner of LinkedIn that hasn’t heard about Braden Wallake in recent days. His name, and his infamous crying selfie, have even travelled beyond LinkedIn’s echo chamber and found their way into global news outlets.

Wallake, the CEO of social media marketing agency Hyper Social, went viral last week for posting a photo of himself crying, alongside a post revealing that he had to lay off a number of staff after he scaled up his business too quickly.

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