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Jordan Belfort used to be a dick


I see lots of quotes and images of The Wolf of Wolf Street on LinkedIn.

Most of them are posted to promote some kind of positive, winning mentality in business. A lot of them are posted by inexperienced people doing shitty jobs, selling shitty products, who think they’re going to be fucking millionaires one day.

I hate people like that.

They’re the kind of people you meet in a bar, that within 10 minutes of listening to their bullshit, you’re trying to set fire to…

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Nicely Packaged Empty Boxes


Above is a job advert for a salesperson.

I won’t beat about the bush; it’s not a very good advert, despite it trying quite hard to be a good advert.

It’s trying too hard with the packaging (it looks nice) and not hard enough with the content (it’s saying nothing).

The headlines are weak. £20K for a salesperson who “can lead business conversations with senior decision makers”? Are you sure about this? I’ve never met a salesperson earning that little, who’s that good.…

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Hyperbole or Pedantry?


I hate it when marketers use the phrase “the future is now”. The future isn’t now, it’s tomorrow. Now is today.

What they’re really saying is “Here’s our new product, ahead of schedule”.

Although what they’re probably trying to say is “Hey look, we’re really cutting-edge and smart”, which they rarely are.

Nobody cares if it’s ahead of schedule, or believe that it’s innovative.

All people care about is if it can improve their life in some way.

I think these marketers…

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