The correct answer was four (4)
In the one week since reaching out to all the Mikes, only four (16%) have accepted my request to connect.
Each Mike to connect with Mike has recieved reccomendations from Mike for the hard work Mike has done.
Each new Mike will receive the same treatment.
Seeing how most people don’t check their LinkedIn often, I have faith that more Mikes will receive Mike’s invitation to connect with Mike.
I only hope if notifications go out to Mike’s other connections, it might inform them them about the recommendations Mike has received from Mike.... then everyone who sees it will wonder if LinkedIn is now allowing self-recommendations.
I also hope that if one of the other Mikes shows up in one of the Mike’s suggested contacts, that it will display that Mike might know Mike because they have Mike as a shared connection.