Archive for March, 2011

The Top 10 Absolute BEST Salespeople Of All Time

Posted in Business, For Entreprenuers Only with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , on March 30, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

This list is no specific order in terms of success scale etc. Instead I really tried my best to place the names you havent heard of first so we begin to associate brands we see- even huge ones- with the work of a single or a few dedicated person(s). Also- i highly encourage you to google these names if you’d like to improve your own skills. I personally hold forth that there’s no more important skill-set than salesmanship..

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@HaZiQ

NAPOLEAN BARRAGANThe founder of 1-800-Mattress was a genius at using technology to open new sales channels for his Simmons and Sealys. He was one of the first and most successful adopters of the 1-800 number, correctly predicting that consumers would be perfectly willing to have mattresses delivered to their homes sight unseen. Soon after the advent of e-commerce, he registered the domain name mattress.com, and derived significant online sales at a time when few retailers were thinking about the Web. Fun fact: The Ecuadorean-born Barragon got his start in 1950s Colombia selling beer and soda from the back of a burro.
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5 Tips on Writing From Ernest Hemingway

Posted in Motivational with tags , , , , , on March 25, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

Since we all seemed to enjoy the post on Stephen Kings writing tips- i thought this would be a nice addition. Google him if you dont know his body of work but suffice it to say- he is easily one of the greatest writers this side of Dostoyevsky. As proof of his work transcending class, culture, time and color, in his song “Many Men” 50cent even paraphrased a famous quote from the legend asking his father as a young boy if dying was easy…

Leave comments if you have some to add.

-@HaZiQ

1. Use short sentences.Hemingway was famous for a terse minimalist style of writing that dispensed with flowery adjectives and got straight to the point. In short, Hemingway wrote with simple genius.

Perhaps his finest demonstration of short sentence prowess was when he was challenged to tell an entire story in only 6 words:

For sale: baby shoes, never used.
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Bruce Lee’s Goal Sheet

Posted in Business, Motivational on March 20, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

The main thing they screwing us on in the public school system is the lack of education and training in the areas of goal-setting and visualization. Alllll the Greats from Michael Jordan to 50cent to Muhammad Ali to Will Smith have expounded upon the good things you can expect when you train your mind to picture what it wants first…

*Here’s his letter translated*

I, Bruce Lee, will be the first highest paid Oriental super star in the United States. In return I will give the most exciting performances and render the best of quality in the capacity of an actor. Starting 1970 I will achieve world fame and from then onward till the end of 1980 I will have in my possession $10,000,000. I will live the way I please and achieve inner harmony and happiness.

Bruce Lee
1969

Do u use lists? Hows it working for you?
@HaZiQ

The $275,000 2011 Oscars Swag Bag

Posted in Pop Culture with tags , , , , , on March 2, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

One of the best (or worst- depending on you..) things about life is how ‘to the winner go the spoils…’. The job goes to the one who can best display their experience. The bank loans you money only if you can show you really dont need it- etc etc

Well its no different with superstar-caliber movie talent. And these gifts are for the nominees who DIDN’T win- but because companies who cater to high-end clientele or even the masses could never afford the promotion that getting photographed with just one celebrity could bring, gift bags are now big business. And because of the IRS crackdown in 2006 there are now middlemen companies like Distinctive Assests, to handle the gifting for these companies. That’s right- not only are the companies giving away insanely expensive gifts to these rich celebs for free.. they pay to do it. ..and if you’re smart, you would too.

My favorite- easily- would have to be Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic suborbital space science missions. Valued at $200,000 it’s a brilliant move from the billionaire maverick to make some of the first passengers ever on his two ships (named “Enterpise” and “Voyager”) huge american movie stars. Well played…
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