How to be useful to others

Derek Sivers has a brilliant take on this:

  1. Get famous: Do everything in public, for the public. To do less is hiding.
  2. Get rich: Money is neutral proof that you’re adding value to peoples’ lives.
  3. Share strong opinions: People undecided can adopt your opinion; people who disagree can argue against yours, solidifying their own opinion.
  4. Be expensive: People value expensive things over cheap things. They’re more likely to use something that’s expensive than to use something that’s cheap.

Someone developed an accompanying video: