The Most Successful People I've Met

The Most Successful People I've Met

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The Most Successful People I've Met refers to a snowclone popular on Twitter making fun of a checklist given by a self-described "crypto-capitalist" describing what successful people do. In the parodies, people alter what appears in the list.

Origin

On June 10th, 2018 Twitter user @APompliano,[1] a self-described "crypto capitalist hell-bent on tokenizing the world," tweeted a checklist of things titled "The Most Successful People I've Met," gaining over 6,700 retweets and 23,000 likes (shown below).


Pomp @APompliano Follow The most successful people l'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 9:12 AM 10 Jun 2018

Spread

The tweet began being mocked days after it was initially posted. One of the first popular tweets to mock it was posted June 12th, 2018 by @ADAlthousePhD, gaining over 300 retweets and 1,400 likes (shown below, left). The following day, Pixelated Boat tweeted a parody that gained over 900 retweets and 8,700 likes (shown below, right).


Andrew Althouse @ADAlthousePhD Follow The most successful people l'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 Pomp@APompliand The most successful people I've met: 1. Read constantly 2. Workout daily... popular comedy account "the pixe.. @pixelatedboat Following The most successful people l've met: 1. Are famous for stealing hamburgers (and the police can't do s---) 2. Are the Hamburglar Pomp@APompliano The most successful people I've met: 1. Read constantly 2. Workout daily... 11:01 PM-13 Jun 2018

On June 14th, more parodies began appearing, leading to coverage from Twitter Moments[2] and Daily Dot.[3] Other popular parodies include a tweet by @TechnicallyRon, gaining 2,800 retweets and 13,000 likes (shown below, left). User @nalsa wrote the lyrics to "Never Gonna Give You Up" in his parody, gaining over 270 retweets and 1,400 likes (shown below, right).


TechnicallyRon @TechnicallyRon Follow The most successful people l've met: 1. Take good naps 2. Eat regular meals 3. Enjoy exercise 4. Like a good treat 5. Covered in fur 6. Aren't actually people 7. Are golden retrievers Pomp@APompliano The most successful people I've met: 1. Read constantly 2. Workout daily... 8:15 AM 14 Jun 2018 Mike Wallis @nalsa Follow The most successful people l've met: 1. Never give you up. 2. Never let you down. 3. Never run around or desert you. Pomp@APompliano The most successful people l've met 1. Read constantly 2. Workout daily... 7:37 AM-14 Jun 2018 275 Retweets 1,405 Likes ↓

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命Reticent Turnip Followv @ReticentTurnip The most successful people l've met: 1. Poop constantly 2. Poop daily 3. Are innately poop-orientated 4. Have laser poop 5. Believe in poop 6. Build incredible poop 7. Admit they poop very little 8. Constantly work to poop 9. Demand excellence in poop Pomp@APompliano The most successful people l've met 1. Read constantly 2. Workout daily... 11:08 PM 13 Jun 2018 Salty Alfrey @SaltyAlf Followv The most successful people l've met: 1. Constantly eat honey or marmalade 2. Don't wear pants 3. Are bears Pomp@APompliano The most successful people I've met: 1. Read constantly 2. Workout daily... 1:39 PM 14 Jun 2018 MEI GUEVARA A @AntDipalma Follow The most successful people l've met: 1. Wear purple overalls 2. Have a mustache 3. Are named Wario Pomp@APompliand The most successful people I've met: 1. Read constantly 2. Workout daily... 11:46 AM-14 Jun 2018 Robin Allender @robinallender Follow ﹀ The most successful people l've met: 1. Ross 2. Rachel 3. Joey 4. Monica 5. Chandler 6. Phoebe 7. Friends! Pomp@APompliano The most successful people I've met: 1. Read constantly 2. Workout daily... 2:16 PM 14 Jun 2018 The Jezzer of Our Discontent Jezzerat Follow The most successful people l've met: 1. Are coming out of their cage 2. And doing just fine 3. Gotta gotta be down 4. Because they want it all 5. Started out with a kis:s 6. How did it end up like this? 7. It was only a kiss 8. It was only a kiss Pomp @APompliano The most successful people I've met: 1. Read constantly 2. Workout daily... 10:45 AM-14 Jun 2018 Dictionary.com @Dictio Follow The most successful people l've met: Consult the dictionary when necessary Pomp @APompliano The most successful people I've met: 1. Read constantly 2. Workout daily... 7:27 PM -13 Jun 2018

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