A post by Tesla and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk with two fire emoticons set Twitter on fire and brought spotlight back on Indian-American CEO of wearable device brand, Pavlok, Maneesh Sethi.
In a bid to keep away from distractions of social media, Sethi in 2012 had posted on Craigslist and advertisement seeking to hire someone who would slap him every time he used Facebook during office hours.
He then managed to hire a lady named Kara paying her $8 per hour for her slapping job. According to a post on his blog, the experiment gave profound results as the productivity of his company improved by 98 percent.
He posted his experiment on Twitter also but it caught the eye of Elon Musk when @Rainmaker1973 posted it on November 10. Musk replied to the post by tweeting two fire emoticons as a response, signifying something really cool and awesome.
Sethi was quick to respond to Musk’s emoticons. He wrote, “Is @elonmusk giving me two emojis the highest ever I will ever reach? Is this my Icarus flying too close to the sun moment? Was that implied by the fire symbols posted?”
The 2012 gig of Sethi went viral as his story received comments of all shades from all across the globe.