If you were on Facebook in the last few days, you heard from Jayden K. Smith.
Actually, you didn’t hear from Jayden, you heard a lot about Jayden.
For those not on Facebook, here’s what happened.
Someone started a rumor that if you accepted a friend request from Jayden K. Smith your Facebook account would be hacked. The message encouraged everyone to copy and paste this warning to all your friends. A lot of people forwarded the warning, flooding people’s Facebook inboxes.
Despite all the warnings, no one got a friend request from Jayden K. Smith because the entire thing was a hoax.
Not a big deal. No one got hurt and no accounts were hacked. But, wow, did a lot of people fall for it!
So, let’s learn something from it.
Here are 8 principles that this internet hoax can remind us about life and leadership.