The Scoble Experiment: Day 5 Report

Posted on September 22, 2008
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I have developed a slight rash on my back. My doctors tell me that this reaction is typical within the to the Twitter toxin.

The rash is well worth it, however, as I have already made an important discovery via Twitter: the reason why Web 2.0 doesn’t make any money.

The vast majority of the people involved with Web 2.0 on Twitter who I am “following” seem to be spending more time at conferences and other such useless events than they do actually working. I have seen no shortage of tweets from “industry folk” discussing conferences and events that I never even knew existed and could not imagine anyone would ever find it necessary to attend.

Note to kool aid guzzlers: if you spend most of your time on an airplane, listening to assholes who don’t know what they’re talking about and attending lame social gatherings, you will not make any money.

If these people spent as much time actually working as they apparently do attending events and listening to “thought leaders” who usually don’t know shit, they might actually make some money.

I start my morning early. I trade stocks and options from 9:30 am to 4 pm and then I handle my other business. I usually spend an hour and a half working out, reserve 1-2 hours for dinner and often don’t go to sleep until after midnight. On an average weekend, I put in at least one day’s worth of work.

I don’t have an iPhone. I don’t waste time making sure I have all the latest gadgets and “tools” that techies insist will boost “productivity.” And I don’t certainly spend money to listen to a bunch of self-appointed experts who usually make more money from speaking engagements than they do from real businesses.

I simply hustle. And that simply pays.

I’m sure more insights will be forthcoming but I was able to resist Twitter over the weekend. I’m still at the stage of the infection where the weekend has more power than the toxin.

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2 Responses to “The Scoble Experiment: Day 5 Report”

  1. juliejulie on September 23rd, 2008 11:56 am

    I love a good hustler. I hope you have a white polyester suit and really good hair. Surely you will win the dance-off.

  2. Josh on September 25th, 2008 8:20 am

    Yep… thats the real secret to productivity… just focus on something and do it. So simple… yet I know I personally can’t master it.

    I have every productivity technique and method available but my gf is 5x more productive then me simply by sitting down and just getting it done =P

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