How Much Do You Read?

I was traveling last week and heading over to Europe. On the plane from New York City to London, one of the gentlemen I was sitting next to started a conversation with me just after take off. He was a businessman from Atlanta. He was heading over to London for some business consulting with some small businesses just outside of London. I asked him how long he had been doing business consulting. He had been involved in the small business consulting arena for a little over 15 years. I asked him how he was able to sustain his business for that long. I’ve always worked for a large corporation and had the benefit of thousands of employees.

Frankly, I was taken back by his response. He didn’t give me an answer. He asked me a very interesting question.

How much do you read? (more…)

Are Marketing Jokes The New Lawyer Jokes?

Since marketing and online marketing is so popular these days, do you think online marketing jokes are the new lawyer jokes? I mean, there are so many “opportunities” online now trying to get people to start their own businesses. It’s really become the ambulance chasing lawyer of the 1990s. So many people are looking for ways to make a living online. Is it really an opportunity for people. I know many of my family and friends who have gotten involved in all sorts of businesses claiming this is going to get them out of their day jobs.

I really enjoy my job. It allows me to travel and meet all sorts of interesting people in different places. I’ve also run into my fair share of people who are promising buckets of gold if I will join their opportunity because they see that I’m in sales and have a great knack for talking. I did come across an interesting training site for online business the other day.

Here are a couple of marketing jokes that were told to me by a couple of advertising executives… (more…)

Travel Jokes While On The Road

I’ve been traveling for work quite a bit lately. Had some downtime in the airports and picked up a few traveling jokes along the way. I wouldn’t recommend this one if you get pulled over by a police officer though:

Have you been drinking?

Woman is speeding and gets pulled over. Officer asks her to step out of the car. “Ma’am I noticed your eyes were a little bloodshot. Were you drinking?

With a “sweet” reply, the woman says, “Sir, I noticed your eyes were glazed. Were you eating donuts?”

The Poor Limo Driver

Have you heard about the poor limo driver who was driving for 10 years without a single customer?

All those years and nothing to chauffeur it.

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