Anyone with more than 5,000 followers on Creepbook for Business is most likely to be a purveyor of vacuous bollocks.
Followers, rather than connections. And there’s a clue in that adjective; these charlatans rely on the ovine nature of many users of the
networking site electronic Rolodex of people you met at work.
Obviously, Goodwin’s Law is not to be confused with Godwin’s Law, which states:
“As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches”. That is, if an online discussion goes on long enough, sooner or later someone will compare someone or something to Adolf Hitler or his deeds, the point at which effectively the discussion or thread ends.
From what one can gather by a quick MBA at the University of Duck Duck Go, he’s a British expat living in the Miami area.
As an aside, speaking as someone who also has an English accent and has spent time working in the USA, it isn’t hard to understand the reason behind an element of his success: manny Americans, bless ’em, seem to assume a magical extra 20 IQ points just because someone sounds a bit like Hugh Grant. Fair enough if he’s leveraging that advantage.
What type of bollocks does Tom Goodwin spout?
Well, there’s this drivel, replete with supernumerary apostrophes:
Sometimes he comes up with insightful business ideas like these two niche opportunities which might be already be filled by things called “hotels”, “taxis“, Airbnb and Zip Car:
Sometimes, after a few glasses of Paul Masson rosé, we are lucky enough to gain an insight in to The Tao of Tom, such as this deep enquiry into the human psyche:
When somebody posts this type of tosspottery into your LI timeline, do yourself a favour; click the three little dots to the side of their name and select, “unfollow but stay connected“.
Repeat until the pollution ceases.
If Tom Goodwin (or Brigette and Oleg) can make a coin from this nebulous wankery, best of luck to him. After all, the effort and cost is minimal, it only requires suspension of the duty of care for his soul.