Recently a tweet from Pompliano took on a life of its own when it started to make the rounds on Twitter. What began as a list that was meant to be helpful for people looking for “success” turned into perfect fodder for the whole of the internet.
The most successful people I've met:
1. Read constantly
2. Workout daily
3. Are innately curious
4. Have laser focus
5. Believe in themselves
6. Build incredible teams
7. Admit they know very little
8. Constantly work to improve
9. Demand excellence in everything they do
— Pomp 🌪 (@APompliano) June 10, 2018
One of the first parody of the Tweet to go viral was from Andrew Althouse who took a lighter approach to the traits of successful people.
The most successful people I’ve met:
1) are jerks.
2) have sacrificed family for success
3) do whatever benefits them
The people I want to be like:
1) are nice
2) have sacrificed a small part of career for family
3) do the right thing, not the thing that benefits them the most https://t.co/EgY0HhIUAW
— Andrew Althouse (@ADAlthousePhD) June 13, 2018
From there, the floodgates were open, and all “The Most Successful People I've Met” tweets came rolling in. Most of them have a humorous and sarcastic take on the original list.
We live in a world where trolls gain the maximum attention. If you are providing advice on characteristics of successful people on Twitter, you should be ready to get an avalanche of cynical yet humorous response.
Anthony Pompliano has been an evangelist for cryptocurrencies since its early days. According to his Medium bio, Pompliano is a “crypto capitalist hell-bent on tokenizing the world.” His medium blogs are widely followed and very insightful.
However, Pompliano’s sudden exposure to mainstream popularity was not a walk in the park. He was flooded with targeted harassment which made him quit Twitter for a time being to escape the negativity.