Hack The System Blogger Maneesh Sethi frequently partakes in unconventional techniques to help increase his productivity and then records the findings of these experiments in his blog or newsletter.
His latest experiment saw him hire a slapper from Craigslist – for our UK readers who know a slapper to be a woman with loose morals/underwear, that’s really not what’s going on here… Sethi wanted someone to sit next to him while he worked and give him a slap every time he strayed from the task in hand by going on Facebook or trawling YouTube for funny videos.
Being in San Francisco, he advertised the position on Craigslist, offering to pay this person $8 an hour to sit next to him and observe his screen. The person who was given the job would have to monitor what he was doing and yell or slap him if they noticed him wasting time.
Within an hour of posting the advert he had 20 applicants, one stood out and he met and interviewed her the next day. That is how Kara came to be Sethi’s slapper. Continue Reading