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David Ogilvy "Confessions" Book Review On The Sales Podcast

Posted by Wes Schaeffer | April 02

Hear The Timeless Marketing Tips From The Original "Mad Man" of Madison Avenue

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Marketing Tips you'll learn in The Sales Podcast...

  • Topics covered and quotes from "Confessions of an Advertising Man" by David Ogilvy
  • "When people aren't having any fun, they seldom produce good work."
  • "People are more productive when they drink. I find if I drink two or three brandies, I am better able to write."
  • "Pay people peanuts and you get monkeys."
  • "...99% of advertising doesn't sell much of anything to anyone."
  • "Leaders grasp nettles." (thorny, prickly things)
  • "Don't keep a dog and bark yourself."
  • "Hire people who are better than you are."
  • "You can't save souls in an empty church."
  • "I admire people with gentle manners, who treat other people as human beings. I abhor quarrelsome people who wage paper warfare...I despise toadies who suck up to their bosses; they are generally the same people who bully their subordinates."
  • "Don't bunt. Aim out of the park. Aim for the company of immortals."

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The Reassuringly Expensive, Ruthlessly Pragmatic pig-headed entrepreneur dedicated to discovering proven, transferable, effective tools for creating inbound sales so he can help you automate, integrate, and dominate your niche.

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