Internet Entrepreneurs I admire

This is a list of people I admire what they have done. I havent met many of them but I have respect for them in ways that others may not.

The list of internet marketing people I admire

  • Kimdotcom – Created a game for publishing the content people ACTUALLY want.
  • Hunter Moore – Anyoneup – Pioneered a new niche of content and got busted because everyone else wasnt ready. Sean Parker and Hunter Moore are the same sort of pioneers. Hunter will be back and will do something just as significant as Sean.
  • Matt Carpenter – I interviewed Matt with Jeremy Cabral in 2010. I love his glitter.

And a hat tip to fatboy slims.

Dear Linkedin,

I want to use you as a sharing platform but you are almost impossible to use.

Problem:

I can’t link to updates I make on linkedin.

Solution

Can you please let me link to my updates. Just make the time stamp on the updates linkable.

How to be successful

“It is observed that Successful people get ahead In the time that other people waste.”, Bear Grylls

What time can you get ahead that other people waste:

  • On public or private transportation
  • On facebook, twitter or instagram
  • Bathroom
  • Before you sleep
  • While waiting for someone or something
  • While others are sleeping, smoking, eating, drinking or just doing nothing
  • Instead of doing non meaningful

Instead of doing something non-meaningful, do something that contributes to your goal all of the time. The more often you do this the more successful you will become.

I have noticed, that Finally, people are starting to quit facebook because they have had enough of the narcissistic high that it artificially gives.

If you are feeling stressed an easy way to relieve your stress is to give yourself a break. If you dig out some old photos or old boxes of your stuff and go back over the past its a quick way to feel better.

What is Nostalgia?

“Nostalgia allows people to use experiences from the past to help cope with challenges in the present.”

Use it when you need a break from the emotional turmoil you are experiencing.

Then return and deal with the problem. You will find you are in a much better emotional state and able to be a lot more cognisant of what you need to think and do.

When did you quit facebook?

When you quit facebook, its like you regain your life. Its like in the Wall-E movie when the humans stop being controlled by the computers. People go back outside for the first time and rediscover the world.

Facebook should pay us to use their website and for us to store our personal data there

My friend Adam Pryor came up with this idea at the start of July 2014. It rocked me, because I truely believe if enough people got together and said, “We are all going to leave Facebook unless you pay us to keep our data with you.” I think Facebook would cave. We dont want to handover our data and be spammed, we want to own our data, because in 2014, if you dont own your own data, you don’t own yourself. You are a slave, someone else owns you and makes money out of you.

People are rediscovering the Internet

Categorically, people are going to quit facebook and talk about it to their friends. I left facebook in 2012, when it started hassling me and I realised they are taking my life and commercialising it.

What will people do after they leave facebook?

They will rediscover the internet.

They will visit niche blogs, write and actually switch off from the internet and meet people in person that they actually know. They might join forums, build new things on the internet and leave the sanitized environment that is facebook.

Welcome back from facebook everyone. Its good to have you back.

Revving an engine is digusting

One day, revving an engine will be viewed as disgusting and irresponsible.

Pumping out more polluting gases and filling the air that we breath with carbons is not something anyone wants.

The smooth sound of the electric engine will be the most thrilling and sexy sound a car makes.

Paying taxes is one of the most ungratifying process because you never get a thank you for the money you pay. Everywhere else in the world where you pay money you tend to get a thank you. The blood sweat and tears you have put into working to earn that money that you pay to the tax office deserves a thank you.

The smallest gesture like that would dramatically increase its NPS score and actually turn a lot of people from hating them to thinking they were ok and fair.

Thoughts?

These are the books that I have read that have influenced deeply my thinking:

  • Topgrading – Hiring, selecting and performance management. Hire A and A+ players. Make a team to go to the moon of A players. If you were going to the moon, would you have this person on your team?
  • One minute manager – Managing people – setting expectations, catching people doing good things and reprimanding. How to get the most out of people.
  • High Output management – Andy Grove – The core of managing a company. This is a very very heavy book to read but strongly suggest you pick and choose topics to read that are relevant to what you need in the moment.

Currently reading

  • The hard thing about hard things – Ben Horowitz – Former Netscape executive – Student of Andy Grove. Apparently one of the greatest managers since Andy. Learn from the greats is my thinking.

Oh by the way, if you want to buy these, use a promo code to save a few dollars. Thats fine if you don’t aswell.

Tell me your list of  books?

How to Achieve

Follow these steps:

  1. Set a goal.
  2. Write down the first 3 steps.
  3. Go and do step 1. Don’t start step 2, till you have done step 1.
  4. Relentlessly continue to pursue your goal with incremental steps. Sometimes the steps will be small, but as long as you keep moving towards your goal, carry on. Remember, “Progress = Happiness”, you will feel that line more when you are hitting the wall.
  5. When you hit a wall. Seek assistance, read just what you need to solve your problem and move on. Someone has already solved this before. Go and copy and improve on them. Remember, its all about the pain you are willing to endure that will determine how much you achieve.

Bonus: How to be Successful

  1. After you have achieved your goal. Set a new one immediately and go and get it.

I know everyone says celebrate and relish your achievements and all that. I can appreciate their sentiment and its good to do that. But, really, if you want to be great, move on from small wins. Celebrate big ones.

All of the successful people I know relentlessly pursue and look for their next goal just as they are finishing their first one.

If a company is going places. Join it.

If its not. Don’t.

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on.”

Eric Schmidt

Eric said, “Get on a rocket ship. When companies are growing quickly and they are having a lot of impact, careers take care of themselves. And when companies aren’t growing quickly or their missions don’t matter as much, that’s when stagnation and politics come in.”

Hat tip to Jeremy Cabral for sending me this amazing article.

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Fred Schebesta

Life Goal
My Mission is to help you make positive changes in your life, by doing that, maybe in some small way, I will help you achieve all that you ever wanted to be.