Salesmanship not leadership

Maureen Dowd in the NYTimes on October 9th describing the President's squeamishness on the stump: At a fund-raising concert in San Francisco Monday night, the president mocked Romney’s star turn, saying, “What was being presented wasn’t leadership; that’s salesmanship.” It is that distaste for salesmanship that caused Obama not to sell or even explain health care… Continue reading Salesmanship not leadership

Negative sales stereotype no. 3,678,478

This one from The New York Times' review of Arnold Schwarzenegger's memoir Total Recall. This book ends with a not-great list of “Arnold’s Rules.” They are basic (“Reps, reps, reps”), boorish (“No matter what you do in life, selling is part of it”), big on denial (“When someone tells you no, you should hear yes”) and… Continue reading Negative sales stereotype no. 3,678,478