Category: Success

The Used Car Salesman

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Used car salesmen don’t have a good reputation. Jack Scheberies was a big exception. Friends told me that he and his brother, Jerry gave people the best deals on the most reliable used cars. I’d never heard of them, even though they were running the business their father started in 1942. Maybe it’s because they  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Go for small wins

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You’ve heard advice to “go for the gold” and it’s a great idea, but you’re most likely to get there if you take lots of small steps. When you set goals or lay out expectations for your team members or yourself, make sure they’re achievable. Small wins give you improvement and  »  Read More

Boss’s Tip of the Week: Beat yesterday

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Salespeople know about “Beat Yesterday” books. That’s where you track sales every day and try to, yep, “beat yesterday.” It’s a great way to keep yourself motivated and honest. There’s no reason that the salespeople should have all the fun. Create your own “beat  »  Read More

The Estee Lauder Lessons

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F. Scott Fitzgerald said that “There are no second acts in American lives.” That only proves he never met Estee Lauder. She didn’t start as Estee. Her parents named her Josephine Esther Mentzer, and she lived in Corona in Queens. The nearby garbage dump piled the trash so high, that residents called  »  Read More

The Montgomery Meigs Lesson

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What size clothes do you wear? Before the American Civil War, you couldn’t have answered that question. That’s when Montgomery Meigs invented standardized clothing sizes. Thousands of recruits were measured and patterns were developed for combined waist, chest, and leg measurements. Meigs was the  »  Read More

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