Making Money Isnt Evil

This is the “jolt” presentation I gave at PAB2008 this year. WARNING: LOTS OF SWEARING and I apologize for that, because I had just listened to Neil Gorman’s presentation and he swore a lot, and well, I took it into my ranting exploration of the fact it’s not evil to make money. It’s just under 10 minutes, captured on Ustream.tv via Christopher S. Penn.

Basically, pay attention to this one thing: it’s not evil to want to make money, but be very wary how you try to do this off your community.

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  • http://veryofficialblog.com Shannon Paul

    Chris is right; making money isn’t evil and it doesn’t work against any sense of community.

    What *is* evil is the act of shaming people who figure out a way to make money doing the same thing you do for free.

    Some see the true measure of a man (or woman) as the ability to celebrate the success of another.

    Jealous much? Add the movie Amadeus to your Netflix queue NOW. This movie addresses the subject unlike any other. Watch it again and decide whether you want to be Mozart or Salieri.

  • http://shannonpaul.wordpress.com Shannon Paul

    Chris is right; making money isn’t evil and it doesn’t work against any sense of community.

    What *is* evil is the act of shaming people who figure out a way to make money doing the same thing you do for free.

    Some see the true measure of a man (or woman) as the ability to celebrate the success of another.

    Jealous much? Add the movie Amadeus to your Netflix queue NOW. This movie addresses the subject unlike any other. Watch it again and decide whether you want to be Mozart or Salieri.

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    I echo 4four1ones: “Social Media Experts…FU*K OFF = Priceless.” Too much focus on making money THE OLD WAY and completely misunderstanding the new media way.

    I’m tired of not enough substance buzzing around the social media industry and I’m glad there are smart people like you with high readership.

  • http://www.danielerossi.ca Daniele Rossi

    I echo 4four1ones: “Social Media Experts…FU*K OFF = Priceless.” Too much focus on making money THE OLD WAY and completely misunderstanding the new media way.

    I’m tired of not enough substance buzzing around the social media industry and I’m glad there are smart people like you with high readership.

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    Clean audio from the mixing board at PAB2008 can be found at:
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    There were a number of very rich people who said they would gladly have traded their equity for health. All the money they could not provide them with health care they desperately need. So in this case, yes, money is not everything.

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    Chris is right; making money isn’t evil and it doesn’t work against any sense of community.

    What *is* evil is the act of shaming people who figure out a way to make money doing the same thing you do for free.