--W. Clement Stone
His Daily Affirmation
SO BAD IT'S GOOD
Marc Brown, owner of Norton Furniture in Cleveland floods the airwaves with television commercials that many find bad and creepy. But, you can't help notice them. He has a voice that will wake you from a dead sleep to hear his message. The commercials have a sincere message that sticks in the head of the audience that will react to it. Many of his customers often come to the store to pay cash on their bill. Marc remembers most of them and personally goes over and talks to them which makes it easy to make more sales. His message is one that people are willing to listen to one at time in person. PhatPhree takes Marc Brown to a lakefront park in this video:
TELL YOU IF YOUR BABY IS UGLY
A time management expert says one way to save time is to have someone tell you if "your baby is ugly". He wasn't talking about the appearance of your child. He was talking about giving you an honest opinion about your pet project. If all you have is yes men telling you how good you are, you will never learn or make changes until after you have wasted a lot of time.
On American Idol, Simon tells you "the baby is ugly" when he doesn't think that HE can sell you. You can reconsider your career choice or change things and try it a different way. He does everyone a favor whether they realize it or not.
THE LONG TAIL
The world of commerce is changing because of the internet and services such as ITUNES, YOUTUBE, GOOGLE PRINT. It was only economical in the past to sell things to the largest market possible. There is audience for everything even if it is just a couple of people. Now, you can sell the things with limited interest at almost no cost because keeping something in inventory electonically doesn't cost you anything. On a graph, the things you can sell to almost everyone is the big bulge with the LONG TAIL of what you can sell to smaller and smaller interest group stretches out to infinity.
Chris Anderson, an editor for WIRED magazine has a blog THE LONG TAIL and written a book exploring this phenomenon.
While speaking at the Sorbonne in Paris, April 23, 1910, audacious Teddy Roosevelt looked the French coldly in the eyes and delivered his famous admonition, "It is not the critic who counts: not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles or where the doer of deeds could have done better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly, who errs and comes up short again and again, because there is no effort without error or shortcoming, but who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions, who spends himself for a worthy cause; who, at the best, knows, in the end, the triumph of high achievement, and who, at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who knew neither victory nor defeat."
reprinted from WIZARD OF ADS MONDAY MORNING MEMO
IT'S A DAISY
The DAISY BB gun was first made by the Plymouth Iron Windmill Co of Plymouth, Michigan in 1886. It was given away as premium to farmers who bought a windmill. Soon, farmers started writing to them wanting to buy just the BB gun. By 1890, they had 25 employees making 50,000 guns a year. They stopped making windmills in 1895, changed the name to Daisy Manufacturing and made the air guns exclusively.
The guns got the name Daisy after the inventor- Clarence Hamilton gave the general manager of the Plymouth windmill company, Lewis Cass Hough, a gun to try. After firing the gun he exclaimed, "Boy, that's a daisy!" It must have been a 1890's expression.
Daisy made a deal in 1938 with Fred Harman, creator of the Red Ryder comic strip. In 1940, the Daisy Red Ryder BB gun went on sale and became the XBOX, Cabbage Patch Kid, Talking Elmo of Christmas 1940. It was depicted as the object of Ralphie's desire in the 1983 movie- "A Christmas Story"
The BB guns remain popular and are now made by 100 employees at the plant now located in Rogers, Arkansas.
SECRETS FOR A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS
Sell a better product or service at the same price as your competition.
Sell a product or service of equal quality at a cheaper price than your competition.
SECRET FOR BUSINESS SUCCESS
Immediate Delivery. Nothing breaks down a customer's decision resistance and the price as a factor faster than the knowledge they can get what they want NOW.
OUT OF THIS WORLD
Space Services Inc. was the first private company to send rockets into space. Then, they had to figure out a way to make money at it. They send creamated ashes into orbit around the earth. Soon, they will be sending rockets in a program called Voyager into deep space. Gene Roddenberry, the creator of Star Trek, has part of his remains currently in space circling the globe. James Doohan- "Scotty" will soon by joining him in orbit in Space Services 8th Memorial Launch. Gene Roddenberry's wife plans for her remains and the other part of Gene's to take the ride into deep space.
Al Yegenah is reopening his International Soup Kitchen in a new location, but
DON'T CALL HIM THE "SOUP NAZI"!
LIVE IN A SHIPPING CONTAINER
You can buy a kit for a 2000 square foot two story house made with five 40 foot long metal cargo containers- the kind they use to transport goods on ships and trains. The cost: $76,000. See the floor plan for the Quik House at Architectureandhygiene.com
TESLA: Genius Inventor/LunaticTesla's story is told at great website TALES OF FUTURE PAST which shows what people thought life, cities, gadgets we would have in the future (which is our now).
There are good ideas and bad ideas. You don't really know if an idea is good or bad until you give them a try. With Free Enterprise, there is a huge battlefield and we keep the winners from the battle of good and bad ideas. With socialism and communism, if an idea that a small committee of "all-knowing geniuses" comes up with is a failure, or becomes obsolete, you are stuck with it.
Comedian Nipsey Russell passed away recently at age 80. Nipsey started his working career as a famous car hop at THE WORLD'S LARGEST DRIVE-IN
You miss 100% of the shots that you don't take.
The History Channel recently had a program about meteorites and featured Bob Haag and his meteorite collection. Click THE METEORITE MAN to read our "Weird Ways to Get Rich" article.
SUCCESS ON THE INTERNET
Finding success on the internet is hard. The Top 500 websites get 75% of the traffic. The other 18 million get the rest. Here is a popular website you probably never heard of that is worth studying. It is ranked about no. 3000 and gets 3 million visitors a month.
Dave's Daily - Funny, Strange, Bizarre News and Media
It costs about $15,000 a day to rent a oil drilling rig.
WE'RE DOOMED. THE DISCOUNTERS ARE COMIN'
When the big box discounters come to town everyone worries about the mom and pops being put out of business. Jeff Slutsky teaches how to fight back with his company STREETFIGHTER MARKETING.
An example of streetfighting: When a DOMINOS PIZZA moved into a small Colorado town they bought a full page two color ad in the yellow pages. The established mom and pop pizza restaurant was buried on a page no one ever got to, so they fought back. They had a promotion: 2 pizzas for the price of one if you brought in a Dominos yellow page ad. People went into phone booths and ripped out the yellow page ad. Soon, there wasn't a Domino's ad left in a yellow page book in town. Read a transcript of the interview with Jeff Slutsky from SMALL BUSINESS SCHOOL
THE FIRST NATIONAL HIGHWAY
The LINCOLN HIGHWAY opened in 1916. It was the first national highway. The Lincoln highway was mostly paved and started at Time Square in New York City and ended in San Francisco 3300 miles away. It was the brainchild of Carl Fisher, the entrepreneur who owned the first automobile dealership, made the first sealed headlights, built the Indianapolis 500 Speedway,and turned a swamp into resort town of Miami Beach. The highway was financed by donations, the states, and automobile companies except Henry Ford who was against it.
In 1918, Half of all cars were Ford's Model T.
BODO'S BAGELS FINALLY OPENS
Bodo's, a popular Charlottesville, Virginia bagel restaurant, finally opened it's third location last June. Located directly across the street from the University of Virginia in a strip of bookstores and eating places called the Corner, the new location has been sitting there empty for 10 years with the Bodo's sign frustrating everyone. It had become a place of mystery, conjecture and legend.
The owner, Brian Fox, said the reason for the delay was lack of ambition due to some personal problems such as a divorce, his kids becoming grownups and illness of his parents.
2 1/2 cycles of students at UVA have come and gone while it just sat there taunting them. Bodo's management expected a trickle of business the day they opened, but over 1000 flooded in, some were UVA alumni journeying from far away for the day no one ever believed would happen. The pre-grand opening word-of-mouth build up worked, but it is doubtful anyone would want to duplicate it.
THE RAT BOX
The Secret Weapon that will keep your business profitable.
City slickers searching for a taste of what they believe to be an idyllic lifestyle are fueling a new growth industry- agritourism or entertainment farming.
Farmers are opening their farms to visitors who climb hay bales, pick their own fruit, feed the cows, chickens and rabbits,and pose for pictures with the horses.
Some farmers carve out mazes in their cornfields for Halloween. Others open petting zoos and take kids on pony rides
The money they make from turning their farms into little amusement parks doesn't replace their main business of farming. But, it gives them the cash flow to keep them afloat during the ebb and flow of their normal business. Just like Uncle George who had employees go down to the shed to build "ratboxes" when they didn't have anything else to do.
ANSWER TO REBUILDING MS AND NEW ORLEANS?
They were inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, looked down upon by snobs, made home construction resemble the GM assemblyline, solved a big housing problem and enabled working class people to own their own homes. LEVITTOWN STORY
MADMAN MUNTZ STORY
"I would give'em away, but Mrs. Muntz won't let me, she's crazy!" proclaimed the world's greatest huckster. He made and lost three fortunes,was best friends with the stars and married seven times. And, that is just part of the story.
ECONOMICS OF RIOTS, BLACKOUTS AND NATURAL DISASTERS
The lady on the news seemed shocked that people would be looting after the hurricane clobbered New Orleans. It always happens because during a riot, a blackout or a natural disaster, the cost for stealing goes down because the police are occupied and you are less likely to get caught. Normally law abiding citizens will be tempted to join the crowd helping themselves if the price for plunder is near zero. Some people rationalize that god created the havoc for their benefit.
The price of looting has gone up in recent years. With television crews rushing to every disaster, if you are unlucky enough, their cameras may document your looting, so you can be identified, later.
80% of Americans think they are smarter than their boss. They are probably right and a smart boss would believe it, too.
It is best to have a business that any fool can run,
because eventually it will.
VOLTAGEWARS EDISON vs. WESTINGHOUSE
HD-DVD, the next generation of DVD which can hold 4 or 5 movies, is about to come out. But, there are two incompatible systems that will be competing for the market. This happens almost everytime there is a major innovation. In the 1880's it was the battle between Edison and Westinghouse over electric power. Edison lost but his dirty tricks caused many people to get "Westinghoused" (a very unpleasant experience) over the years.
Thomas Edison once planned to build homes out of concrete with the cement poured into a mold of the entire house. He never built any, but someone else did. About 100 were built in Union, New Jersey in 1927 and people still live in them.
FREDERIC BASTIAT SOLVES TRADE DEFICIT PROBLEM
Protectionists believe exports are good and imports are bad. Frederic Bastiat, a 19th century economic thinker and satirist proposed this solution: All ships should be sunk at sea, that way all countries could export and none would have to import. Read Frederic Bastiat Explains It All
HURRICANES CAN BE GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY
because you have to rebuild everything, right? WRONG. Find out why, read Frederic Bastiat Explains It All
"BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE"
Ron Popeil, recently sold his company, RONCO, for 55 million dollars. Read more about the inventor of the infomercial, mr. microphone, the pocket fisherman, home rotisserie, and 100s of kitchen gadgets. "But Wait", don't forget his ultimate product: hair-in-a-can.
"TO GET AWAY FROM HAIRY APES ...."
Before TVs and DVDs in the family SUV, people read their roadsigns for entertainment on long trips in the family roadster.
The largest cities usually reside next to waterways and natural resources and are hubs for trade, transportation and economic opportunity.
The newest boomtown was a once sleepy area that is next to only one thing besides scenery.
The population jumped 57% from 1990 to 2000. The airlines now fly direct flights, there. Million dollar houses, designer clothing stores, spas, Hummer dealerships, exotic restaurants, traffic jams are popping up all over town.
The town is Bentonville, Arkansas and the hub that generates all of this trade activity is: WAL-MART.
Hundreds of vendors with hundreds of employees have opened offices in Bentonville to be near their "goldmine".
This should be a lesson to other dying towns whose mill or factory has moved out.
If just, some bright local boy or girl with a good idea could start something new in their hometown instead of moving away.
Speaking of starting businesses in your hometown FSB magazine has an article
SECRET CAPITALS OF SMALL BUSINESS.
It is about towns that are surprisingly the hubs of certain industries, usually because one person decided to locate there and others followed.
THE WITCH OF WALL STREET
Hetty Green was the wealthiest and most miserly woman in American history.
97 year old Lillian Harris is still hard at work everyday running her company, EMJAY LABS. She sells PINXALV (pronounced PINK SALVE), an ointment for diaper rash, a product her husband helped invent in 1927 when he was a pharmacy student. She helped her husband run his businesses, keeping the books and calling customers until his death in 1972. Her son, Seth, came into the businesses and she worked side by side with him until they sold Harris Wholesale in 1989. She kept the PINXALV product, mostly sold in Cleveland area, and ran that company single handedly from 1986 to 2000, when her grandaughter joined her. Her mind is still sharp and she says she plans to keep working as long as she is able. You can visit her website pinxalv.com.
They even offer an affiliates program so you can sell PINXALV.
HOW TO CATCH LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE
Steve gave away the concoction he invented to keep Alaska roughnecks from throwing plates at him, until he discovered he could sell it.
Henry Hershey was a walking disaster. In Las Vegas, he would be called a "cooler"- the guy they position near someone on a winning streak to change their luck. Was his son Milton's success because of or despite his dad?
THE NAKED TRUTH
There is a book store owner that refuses to wear clothes in his book store. He says that he has a bad location. He makes up for it by getting international publicity from letting it all hang out.
TELL ME MORE
Sales of magazines about celebrities are way up and sales of magazines about news and politics are down. So, if you want to make money don't start a periodical or website about news, politics or free enterprise. Start one about, Nick and Jessica, Paris, Britney, Jennifer, Angelina and Brad.
The highest paid photojournalists: PAPARAZZI. They say that the first photo of Britney's baby will fetch a million dollars.
The billionaire and owner of hundreds of businesses named Virgin, always travels with a notebook in his hand. It is always there so he can jot down ideas that suddenly hit him and for making notes about things that he notices which he needs to investigate further. He doesn't like computers. He believes in his notebooks.
Before it earned its nickname when the carpetbaggers came to town, it was the discovery that had changed the world.
THE COSTCO BUSINESS PLAN
Costco is now the fifth largest retailer in the country with $40 billion in sales and growing at a rate of 10% a year. They have an iron-clad rule that nothing is marked up more than 15%. They pay their employees an average of $17 an hour (40% more than Sam's Club) and have one of the best health plans in the industry. They have an almost cult-like customer following and employee turnover is near none.
DON'T HAVE DINNER WITH CHARLIE CHAPLIN
It could cost you a billion dollars.
Read this before you go on "The Apprentice" and you'll win!
$500 AND A PASSION
Publisher John Johnson recently died. In 1942, he took out a $500 loan and started a magazine, Negro Digest. He later lauched Ebony and Jet magazines. He was the first to prove that you could target advertising to African- American consumers. Before him, marketers thought that they could just reach African-Americans through general mass advertising. John Johnson said "Reaching ain't selling. I'm helping you sell products." He was not shy about calling CEOS and saying "This is John Johnson, and I don't see your ads in my paper." He helped companies make money and wasn't afraid to ask for their business. With persistence and a passion for his business, he turned a $500 investment into hundreds of millions of dollars.
NOT FOR SALE SIGNS
In some Brooklyn neighborhoods, Homeowners are having their doors knocked on so many times by people (mostly developers) asking to buy their house that they have resorted to sticking "Not For Sale signs in their windows.
A MILLIONAIRESS STORY
Sarah lived a difficult life until her hair fell out. Then, everything changed.
MR. BILLIANT WILL SUE
Ashleigh Brilliant's business is writing aphorisms/epigrams- short (17 words or less) philosophical sayings which he sells on postcards for 25 cents each. He also sells them- to Reader's Digest, puts them on mugs, shirts, caps and compiles them into books. He earns over $100,000 a year. Mr. Brilliant has over 9,600 of them in his catalog and tries to write one every 36 hours. He claims his aphorisms are on 100 million items.
I can't give you an example because he will sue me. He sued David Brinkley when his book's title happened to be the same as No. 461. You can read his pearls of wisdom on his website. Mr. Brilliant has settled over 130 copyright infringement cases.
ENTERPRISE AND INTRIGUE
WOLFMAN JACK and the gun battle in the Mexican Desert
HOW TO BECOME THE RICHEST MAN IN THE WORLD
Ingvar Kamprad the founder of IKEA may be the richest man the world. He lives cheaply and invests his money back into his business. If he stays in a nice hotel, and happens to take a soft drink out of the pricey mini-bar, he replaces it before he leaves with a bottle that he buys for much less at a nearby store.
10 THINGS YOU NEED TO START ANYTHING
Guy Kawasaki, who helped launch the MacIntosh computer, and wrote ART OF THE START, tells you what you need to get any business or organization going.
DON'T TAKE ANY WOODEN NICKELS
If you would like to promote yourself with your name printed on wooden nickels or if you just have a hankering for visiting the Wooden Nickel Museum visit wooden-nickel.com.
BEST STUFF TO SELL ONLINE
According to the Wall Street Journal, what sells best on the internet is T-shirts. Many have started websites with grandiose dreams (like FreeEnterpriseLand.com) of the millions flocking to see their compelling content and spending money hand over fist. Almost by accident, the t-shirts they make for sale as an after thought are the only moneymakers.
TAX CUTS ARE GOOD FOR THE ECONOMY
You probably haven't seen this reported.
SURPRISE! The tax cuts seem to be working. The economy is growing, tax revenues are up, budget deficit is lower,and unemployment is down.
There are three kinds of people. Those for tax cuts, those that are bad at math, and those who only like tax cuts with strings attached.
The same politicians who oppose tax cuts with no strings are the same type of politicians that will give a business a tax break to get them to move to their town. Why would they give a tax break then? Because, they know it will stimulate the local economy, when the new business starts dumping new money on the town.
Stealing businesses from some other country is not likely to happen in the United States, so that plan won't work.
Plan B: give money back to the people. The money loops through the economy faster that way,anyway, because the people will immediately start trading with their neighbors. More trade is what economic growth is.
DEAL OF THE CENTURY
The Silna Brothers make $13 million a year to do nothing.
THE BEST ORANGES AREN'T SOLD AT FLORIDA FRUITSTANDS
The best of anything is not sold near the source. The best goes to whoever is willing to pay the highest price. This is usually someone farthest away because the cost of shipping is not as big of a consideration in the price. I once read about a boy who grew up in lobster country. He was looked upon as poor because he had to take lobster sandwiches to school for lunch.
WHAT IS THAT THING CALLED THAT MEASURES YOUR FEET AT THE SHOE STORE?
The incredible truth revealed!
CALLING ALL JR. ENTREPRENEURS
Disney.go.com has a game to teach your kids how to start and run a business. You'll probably be playing, too.
WANNA START A HOT DOG STAND?
Find what you need at the FreeEnterpriseLand.com HOT DOG page
UNIONS, HUH, WHAT ARE THEY GOOD FOR?
It was recently reported that Union members are signing up their children and grandchildren into the Union while they are young, so that when they are old enough to work, they will have seniority and larger salaries.
BETTING ON HURRICANE STRIKES
Three University of Miami professors have started a futures market for hurricanes. MAHEM or Miami Hurricane Event Market will take your $500 to predict where hurricanes will strike. The winner will get the jackpot. They say that it is a way to predict hurricanes economically. Futures markets for predicting Academy Award winners, box office receipts, political races and flu outbreaks have been extremely accurate. The creators of MAHEM say that consensus of opinion is usually right especially when those giving the opinion are putting their money where their mouths are.
MADMAN MUNTZ MOVIE
They have made a movie about a hero of FreeEnterpriseLand.com:MADMAN MUNTZ. Read all about it at MADMAN MUNTZ: American Maverick
ISN'T IT IRONIC
There is a company in Ohio named Lehman's that has sold non-electric appliances such as wringer washers and butter churns to the Amish and assorted Luddites for years through it's store and mail order catalog. Several years ago, they began selling their wares on their website-- Lehman.com
THE SECRET OF SUCCESS
Successful people are successful because they have failed more than anyone else, because they tried more than anyone else. Visit DR. FAILURE'S website.
INVENTORS R US
Ideafinder.com has tons of articles about inventors and the inventions that changed our lives.
WE HAVE EVERYTHING WE NEED?
In 1876, the head of the British post office said that unlike Americans, the British would never need telephones. In England, office buildings were no taller than four stories, so it was easy for copy boys to run up and down the stairs delivering memos.
"A man who grabs a cat by the tail knows 40% more
about cats than a man that hasn't."
So, you want to be a pop star? Take a ride on the music business MONEY-GO-ROUND or "How to sell a million albums and still need to keep your day job."
THE 25 BEST SELLING RECORDS OF ALL-TIME
THE GRATEFUL DEAD: One of the greatest American business successes?
They had a strong Brand with a loyal following, they met a genuine consumer need (something for someone looking for a permanent vacation to follow or a gathering for people with similar interests), they put their product and customers first, they took care of their employees with high salaries, profit-sharing, benefits and no layoffs during downtimes. They weren't in it for the quick money, they said it was "Built to last as the years roll past." And, the money rolled in. $95 million in 1994, their last year of touring, and $50 million in merchandising a year after that. Success that anyone would envy.
HIGHEST PAID DEAD CELEBRITY
Elvis Presley was last year's HPDC--$40 million.
(source- FORBES Magazine)
WHAT'S FOR SUPPER
The Big Apple Inn in Jackson, Mississippi has served their specialty since they opened in 1939: PIG EAR SANDWICHES.
The sandwich contains: 1/2 Boiled Pig Ear topped with Slaw, mustard, homemade hot sauce on a soft dinner biscuit. They go through about 300 Pig Ears a day.
Read the hilarious essays of another FreeEnterpriseLand.com
hero: Frederic Bastiat at BASTIAT.ORG as he skewers absurd Economic thinking by being absurd.
WHO INVENTED CHARCOAL?
Henry Ford and Thomas Edison in 1920.
It started from a truck selling produce on the side of the road. Now, it is one of Ohio's largest tourist attractions.
HOW THE WEST WAS WON
In 1876, Fred Harvey found a desperate need and filled it with his HARVEY HOUSE chain.
ALWAYS BE SELLING
J.C. Penney in his later years, spent a lot of time visiting his stores. He would lead by example, sweeping floors and showing clerks how to take care of customers.
Once, after a long day of greeting customers and meeting associates, a customer approached him and said "Mr. Penney, you have all my admiration! Why if I had been standing as you have all day, my feet would be killing me!"
"Madam", Penney replied warmly, "perhaps your shoes don't fit properly. May I direct you to our shoe department?"
ONE OF A KIND!
He made and lost
and loved every minute.
FREDERIC BASTIAT EXPLAINS IT ALL
Why free enterprise is great and why politicians are misguided.
The Disneyland of Dairy Stores
CATCH LIGHTNING IN A BOTTLE
He became rich after figuring out he could sell something he had been giving away and had invented to stop roughnecks in Alaska from throwing plates at him.
GONE IN 60 SECONDS
The time it takes him to sell out a whole year's work.
SELL SOMETHING PEOPLE USE UP AND THROW AWAY
STORY OF THE DAY collection
"A man that owns a home and a lot cannot be a communist. He has too much to do."
Searches the world and his mind for the latest in Bad Ideas.
MONDAY MORNING MEMO
WITH A FRIEND OR ENEMY.
It don't cost nothin' and worth every cent.
Is the reason why most people never try and why most people who do try quit.
The secret of success is persistence. Persistence is automatic with obsession.
When Holly Moore takes a trip, he brings his camera to document and rate all of the hot dog, barbecue, hoagie, lobster roll, hamburger stands and diners that he visits. His rule: No chain restaurants! Get a fast food restaurant education and hundreds of ideas at HOLLYEATS.com
HELP GETTING A PATENT
Thomas Jefferson was the first official of the patent office and granted the first patent in 1790, white potash mix. The patent office will grant the 7 millionth patent this year.
"Any fool can criticize, condemn
and complain--- Most fools do."
#1 on NYT Non-fiction Best Seller List. Building momentum for changing our silly wasteful tax system.
Beauty and folly are old companions.
who will be 300 years old in 2006
Benjamin Franklin invented Daylight Savings Time
ATTITUDE IS EVERYTHING
How you see things all depends on your attitude. A possibility to one person is an improbability to someone else. For example, say there is a mud puddle and a block of wax near each other. The sun shines down on both of them. The mud puddle dries up and hardens, the wax melts. Your attitude toward the sun depends on which one you are.
Read the articles of one of our favorite economists.
"Man is inherently motivated by self-interest. It is not from the benevolence of the butcher, the brewer, or the baker that we expect dinner, but from the regard to their own interest. We address ourselves, not to their humanity, but to their self-love, and never talk to them of out own necessities but of their advantages."
If the citizens of New York City had to depend on the goodwill of the people of the rest of the United States for their food, they would starve to death.
Professor of Economics
George Mason University
GONE TO THE DOGS
We are now spending $34 Billion a year on our dogs. This is double of what was spent several years ago. There are doggie acupuncturists, chriropractors, cardiologists, psychiatrists, Doggie birthday planners, spas, bakeries and clothiers.
GOGGLES FOR DOGS
DOGGLES were invented by a couple who first tried putting sunglasses on their dog. The glasses were quickly knocked off. Next, they tried goggles. They adapted them for dogs, adding chin straps,and made a few working at the kitchen table. People at the park where they took their dogs saw them and started buying them. They have sold over a million Doggles.
Doyle Brunson's Super System
Doyle Brunson was a college basketball player with dreams of the NBA, then he hurt his knee. He decided to make a living playing poker. In the 1950's being in that line of work meant you had to stay one step of the sherriff. He and his buddies brought high stakes poker to Las Vegas and helped start the World Championship of Poker. He claims he can beat you without even looking at his own cards. His friends claim you could burn down his house stuffed with 100 dollar bills and he wouldn't miss it. They may be right. He recently led a group that tried to buy the World Poker Tour for $700 million.
Whatever a man thinketh, so is he.
MAGIC OF THINKING BIG
I'm lazy. But it's lazy people who invented the wheel and the bicycle because they didn't like walking or carrying things.
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Popcorn became associated with movies after an out of work stock broker started selling popcorn from a cart outside a theatre. Creider makes the popcorn popper used at concession stands in most movie theatres. Creider started by building rolling popcorn carts that could be moved to different events. Microwaving is now the dominant way of popping popcorn. 70% of popcorn is microwaved and eaten at home.