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#ShitBretSays — Sales Leads Are Like Milk. They Spoil Quickly.


Did you ever see or read Death of a Salesman? There’s this part, and I’m quoting, where Arthur Miller writes this for the character of Willy:

“And Old Dave, he’d go up to his room, y’understand, put on his green velvet slippers — I’ll never forget — and pick up his phone and call the buyers, and without leaving his room, at the age of eighty-four, he made his living. And when I saw that, I realized that selling was the greatest career a man could want.”

Who has watched Glengarry Glen Ross and not wanted to be Alec Baldwin — master of the art of selling and general badass? Or at the very least, wanted to win that set of sweet steak knives?

No matter if your career is in sales or not, Robert Louis Stevenson said once, “Everyone lives by selling something.”

Well, I never heard him say it … and what was that thing Abraham Lincoln said? “You can’t trust quotes on the Internet?” Something like that.

But we have witnesses to all of the #ShitBretSays. Firsthand accounts. Transcripts by an official court stenographer.

That last one’s an exaggeration.

This week’s #ShitBretSays: “Sales leads are like milk. They spoil quickly.”

What is #ShitBretSays?

Turns out that our founder, Bret Starr, is full of bite-sized wisdom. We asked people who knew Bret well — friends, colleagues — and they gave us some gems from Bret’s mind.

It’s kind of like Being John Malkovich, only we’re not charging an entrance fee.

Instead, we’re giving you free goodies.

Every Tuesday, you can check back on The Starr Conspiracy Facebook page for the latest in the #ShitBretSays saga.

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