Got new sales leads
May 1, 2009, 12:40 am
Filed under: Uncategorized

We sent an email campaign and generated some new contacts. Leads were from NetProspex.


Signs of the times
November 26, 2008, 1:03 pm
Filed under: Idiots in High Places

June 16, 2008, 5:58 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

A handy site for accurate B2B sales leads is NetProspex. I used to use but I recently switched to NetProspex. Their data are more accurate and their leads are free when you upload contacts via their site. You can learn more by visiting their site or reading their Blog.

Context, Motherfucker !
June 4, 2008, 3:37 pm
Filed under: Business Plans

Verbal context refers to surrounding text or talk of an expression (word, sentence, conversational turn, speech act, etc.). The idea is that verbal context influences the way we understand the expression. Hence the norm not to cite people ‘out of context’. Since much contemporary linguistics takes texts, discourses or conversations as its object of analysis, the modern study of ‘verbal context’ takes place in terms of the analysis of discourse structures and their mutual relationships, for instance the coherence relation between sentences.

Failure to provide context lumps you in this grouping: 

Springtime !
May 30, 2008, 5:30 pm
Filed under: Uncategorized

Nothin\' like a little yardwork

Morons I Have Known
May 30, 2008, 2:40 pm
Filed under: The Wrong People To Work With

After a series of conversations with a “business broker” in India, I agree to look at some of his deals. Of course, he insisted on a NDNCA. I had no problem with his agreement, and we both signed it. After sending me several truly awful deals, he sent me a deal that might have had some merit. I had a whole bunch of questions to ask, and I suggested a conference call with his client. He said that he could not do that because I would then know the identity of his clients and could deal with them directly. When I pointed out that we had signed an agreement that prevented me from doing that very thing, his response was “I don’t understand.”

Idiots in High Places
May 30, 2008, 2:18 pm
Filed under: Idiots in High Places

I recently tried to do an equipment leasing transaction with a corporation that owns six hospitals. In the initial conversation with the CFO of the corporation, I asked about the corporation’s credit rating. The CFO replied, in no uncertain terms, that the corporation was privately held and therefore did not have a credit rating.