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My evolving skepticism about sales and business

Since there is no glimmer of hope on the horizon and I have evolved my own special contempt for managers eagerly exploiting consumers, there is little to do except walk away from the burning trash heap of marketing lies and greed.


Medical Loss Ratio should include commissions

Even though entry level base commissions have been cut, insurance companies have not abandoned all monetary incentives for their outside sales representatives.


UC Davis, SARTA awarded $1 M to reinvent the wheel

It highly unlikely that this AgStart-Tech-Center of innovation will be able to add much to California other than becoming another impoverished program begging for tax dollars every year.


My days as a salesman are over

My “fire in the belly”, as sales professionals call it, has been extinguished. I’ll stick to what makes the passion bubble inside of me which is helping and educating people.


Chick-fil-A PR success or disaster?

Can I be Chik-fil-A just for a day for the publicity? Dan is more than welcome to start either an appreciation day or protest against my positions.


Healthcare Reform Specialist Certificate? Marketing gimmick

Even though I have read most of the original PPACA text, blogged in support of the ACA, have a page dedicated to healthcare reform benefits on my website and sent out thousands of tweets on the #ACA, I’m not a real specialist until I pay $600.


Starbucks launches campaign to sell coffee, create jobs

Starbucks has branded their bags of coffee, travel mugs and wrist bands with a heavily patriotic motif of red, white and blue colors and a catchy moniker “Indivisible” just in time for 4th of July.


Health Insurance Companies Embrace Healthcare Reform Benefits As Marketing Tool

Health insurance companies have lovingly embraced healthcare reform and want to shout the good news on billboards.


Marketing Medicare: What Agents Can’t Say or Do

Even though some of the rules may seem overly restrictive and cumbersome, they have been put in place to protect the Medicare population.


Day 21 of 21 Day Challenge: The Pace Has Been Set

The biggest reward has been reminding myself that I can set “stretch goals” and put the time in to achieve them.


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