A lesson from The Social Network: Figure out what the clean version is, but you don’t have to do it immediately
In The Social Network, Justin Timberlake is a Silicon Valley sage and gives some solid advice “Drop the ‘the’…”
When I first started writing these posts, I had this tagged as “Pop Culture x Productivity”. I threw the “Creative” in there to
- Make it a little more focused
- Make it symmetric
PCxP vs. PCxCP
In the end, either would be fine. But it gives me a little joy seeing that symmetry and that’s enough to make it worth it.
Some words matter a lot more than others. “Facebook” really is cleaner than “The Facebook”. I have no insight, but I’m guessing it mattered.
Spending an hour re-arranging a sentence in the middle of a book? Probably doesn’t matter.
MrBeast spends hours thinking of what title a video will have before actually making the video. In his case, every single word in the title really matters.
Spending hours thinking of a video title when you haven’t made or published a single video? The title doesn’t matter as much as actually making the thing.
MrBeast built up expertise to the point that single words matter.
Zuck was in a situation where single words mattered.
Figure out when individual details matter and when they don’t.
Take the extra effort when they do. Don’t waste a bunch of time when they don’t.