March 2, 2011, 5:03 pm
What You Want to Own
By Henry Woodbury
Self-described entrepreneur and gamer Brad Hargreaves has created a nicely multivariate chart on wealth creation. It is more philosophical than empirical, a way to frame a question rather than a survey. It is also self-explanatory, so I’ve only shown a portion of it below:
I found this at the Sippican Cottage blog, along with Sippican’s typically incisive summation:
1. Make money while you’re awake.
2. Make money while you’re asleep, too.
3. Make money even after you’re dead.
From the information design perspective I’m impressed by the labeling. The examples are well chosen and the repeated two-word “Own” phrases manage to indicate fairly clear distinctions despite their inherent subjectivity. That kind of parallelism is hard to carry off, especially seven times in a row. Why does Brett Favre fall under “Own Entities” instead of “Own Yourself”? I don’t know, but it works well enough to make the point.
Should we assume L. Ron Hubbard got left off the bottom?
Posted by Lisa Agustin on March 2, 2011 at 9:44 pm
I thought of him too! Maybe he didn’t make enough money.
Posted by Henry Woodbury on March 3, 2011 at 4:12 pm