I’m not sure that I totally agree with what you have presented here in this article. The “intangible assets” in my opinion refer to the user base that exists on LinkedIn. Working in Enterprise Sales, LinkedIn is invaluable way to create touch points with c-level executives who are our target customers. With that in mind, our organization would be willing to pay [lots of money] for access to the platform, and even more for a higher probability of a response from the right executive. Think earn.com except its profitable….
We will have to see what the future holds for LinkedIn, but I could see a brighter future, than what has been painted here.