The meaning of success: Five business leaders on whether they feel successful, and what the word even means

Earlier this month, twitter user @APompliano posted a list detailing the mindsets and everyday habits of “the most successful people I’ve met”.

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

The tweet was shared profusely, and drew criticism and mockery from the vast and unforgiving Twittersphere. Soon, and rather predictably, copycat lists emerged, with new lists ranging from the political and satirical, to downright bizarre.

The original tweeter — Anthony ‘Pomp’ Pompliano, founder of a digital assets investment firm in North Carolina — has since taken a break from the social media platform, partly to do with negativity and personal threats he’s received. Read more

Stephanie Palmer-Derrien – Smart Company – 22 June 2018