January 29, 2010

The Downside to Pitching Upside Potential

“Just Needs Your Cosmetic Touches” When the home you’re selling is lit by the equivalent of kerosene lamps, you’ve really got no choice: one way or another, you’re going to have to inform prospective Buyers that they’ll need to do extensive updating and/or remodeling (my favorite Realtor euphemism for that: ‘Just Needs Your Cosmetic Touches!”)....
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Prediction: No More Goldman Sachs

“Pulling an Altria” Here’s a bold prediction: Goldman Sachs won’t be around in 5 years. No, I don’t think the government is effectively going to revoke its corporate charter, putting it out of business (basically, what happened to Arthur Andersen in the wake of the Enron debacle). Nor do I think the government is going...
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Blithely Walking Through "Open Doors"

Spam and All Its Clones (Online and Off) My door’s always open, Jones . . . so be careful you don’t walk in by mistake. –Cartoon showing a CEO sitting at his desk, addressing the janitor in the hall As someone who works in sales, it’s always amazing to me how many people violate the...
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