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Can You Be A Successful Entrepreneur in 2009 Without Using The Internet Or A Mobile Phone?

 

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by David Garland in David's Blog

I threw this question out on Facebook: Joe Edwards (The founder of Blueberry Hill/Flamingo Bowl and one of St. Louis’ most vibrant neighborhoods “The Loop”) is a hugely successful entrepreneur, but guess what two things he has never used which most of us use every day?

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The Answer: A cell phone and the internet.

Congrats to Facebook users Todd Alan and Steve Lange who got the question correct.

And we are not talking about a guy who is mildly successful. We are talking uber-successful. He doesn’t own a computer, has never been online (even though he has plans to do so..which is a story in itself) and doesn’t use a cell phone (in fact getting in touch with him for his interview was quite the adventure).

Joe Edwards is one of those guys that oozes with creativity. “We could do this!” or “We could do that!” seems to be a vital part of his every day vocabulary and he also surrounds himself with a great team and a unique community.

But back to the question at hand, can you be successful as an entrepreneur in 2009 without using the internet or a mobile phone?  (And tune in this Sunday on ABC and online to see what Joe uses instead).

My knee-jerk reaction is to say no because my world requires it and I love it. For me, online is a huge part of my business and same with my phone even though I absolutely hate voicemails.

Is Joe an outlier?

What about you? What are your thoughts?

 

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