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Sales is not a sprint but a marathon!!

I happened to watch a portion of a documentary on marathon running. What I learnt is that it calls for more preparation than what is required for a sprint. Endurance is key for a marathon. While speed and agility are important for a Sprint, one should save energy and stay in the game at a [...]

America, August, Apple, Amazon – A’s & the Aces!

You must have read the news, I am sure. Apple became the first $ 1 Trillion company in terms of market valuation in August this year, followed by Amazon, the second $ 1 Trillion company. What makes Apple & Amazon tick? One thing I am sure, they are focused on Customer Experience & making lives [...]

Big Potatoes rise to the Top on a rough road!

American football player Knute Rockne said this: “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” When floods or Tsunamis cause a havoc, we have seen people rising to the occasion and providing help. What about the people who are affected? What do we learn from them? We will get to that in a bit. [...]

By |August 30th, 2018|Inspiration, Risk taking, Sales, Success Tips|0 Comments

Where do you get ideas, ask my friends!

It makes me think. Where do I really get ideas to write? It's a beautiful rainy day. Sitting by the side of the window in our beautiful office, my thoughts are flowing and my fingers are typing them as they flow. It's 10 past 6 in the evening. Except for the occasional interruptions I have [...]

Great Conversations start with empathy

All of us humans have a basic need to be understood. What we stand for, why we do what we do, where are we going & what gives us satisfaction. This is the core of all human beings. Let us think for a moment when was the last time we had a great conversation with [...]

By |August 27th, 2018|Inspiration, Sales, Sales Motivation, Sales Process|0 Comments

Cabbage Roll, a packaged solution!

I love surprises at the Dining table. Who doesn't? My wife treated me to something called as Cabbage Roll recently. Heard it for the first time in life. Ingredients: Cabbage [Red or Green], Chickpeas [Channa dal], Garlic, Pepper, Tomato, Coriander leaves, Small Onions, Carrots, Walnuts, Cucumber seeds. Soak Chickpeas overnight, keep it for sprouting for [...]

By |August 3rd, 2018|Inspiration, Marketing, Sales|0 Comments

Einstein asked for a bigger Dustbin!

That was a time when he was deported out of Germany and got asylum in the US. He was taken to a new research centre allocated to him in Princeton. They asked him if he liked the research centre. Is there any facility that is missing, they asked. He told them that the dust bin kept [...]

By |August 1st, 2018|Inspiration, Motivational, Success Tips|0 Comments

“Pogo TV is visible even when the TV is off” says my friend!

May be because his kids are watching it all the time, it got etched on to the screen. Though my friend joked, it can be true as well. I have seen this happening in Windows desktop computers. Even when the system is shut down and the monitor is off, you can see a dim windows [...]

Are you in the top of the mind recall?

What comes to your mind when you think of a particular category of Product or Service? That is called as the top of the mind recall. Brands slog it out in the market to achieve this. 50% of the sale is done already. The consumer has already made up her mind. To go with Amazon [...]

What helped me win deals & what didn’t?

It has been a roller coaster ride for me in the school of entrepreneurship. Once you become an entrepreneur, nobody tells you what to do and what not to do. You are the boss. And the buck stops at your table. Well, choosing to have a mentor is definitely a good option. Even if you [...]