Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Penelope Trunk

Penelope Trunk, originally uploaded by laura15secondpitch.

Was great to see Penelope Trunk speak at the 2009 Sales & Marketing Symposium. I have to admit, her talk did give me a little bit of heartburn though. Seems that Gen Y workers don't want to do crap jobs, will simply move home with their (loving) parents if they don't like what they are doing and are constantly in need of being part of a TEAM.

As a Gen X-er who couldn't wait to move out on my own, would do the crappiest jobs that I needed to do to pay the rent and used to have the motto, "I'm not here to make friends, I'm here to get the job done." This was a bit hard for me to understand. But I'm meditating right now and pondering the MASSIVE generation gap that exists between me and Gen Y.

Tuesday, March 03, 2009

Why I LOVE what I do! People send me cookies!!

Today I got the most LOVELY gift from one of my clients. Cookies from ONE GIRL COOKIES! They were packaged so beautifully, I didn't want to open it!! HOWEVER, there were COOKIES inside, so I had to open it! And yes, they are just as delicious as they look! Thanks, Judi!!

Sunday, March 01, 2009

You can't discount your way to prosperity

This was the sign I saw in a handbag store today on trendy 57th st. in NYC. It makes me wonder what this shop will do NEXT WEEK as a way to encourage women to come in and buy. (They'd have to GIVE THEM AWAY as you can't discount any more than 90% and still make a profit. And if you can, your purses are marked up far to high to begin with!) As you can see, the shop owner was watching me take this photo--in her EMPTY store. This is while large clusters of tourists walked up and down the street and shopped all the other stores. The 90% off is clearly not bringing customers in.