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Monday, 13 January 2014 18:33

Hold Over

So last week I land in MIA, grab a cab home, power up all my devices, hop in the shower, get ready and - as I’m about to walk out the door - think “log into windows really quick ‘case someone wants to IM you.” I walk over to the computer, shimmy the mouse, ponder, shimmy it again, wait… hit space… look around - lights are on and I can hear the fans. By now surely it must be booted, I mean it’s been 20 min, so I turn it off and back on again only to realize it’s not beeping. A couple hours of Tourettes troubleshooting later, with my hands in the air, I pronounced Narcissus dead. 

Published in Sapient Salesman
Tuesday, 07 January 2014 22:54

New Year, New City

Last night, before checking into my flight, I made the big decision to move my seat from the lonely, albeit roomy, island of 1A to 3B for all its potential for single serving friendship. Upon boarding the plane I asked the gentleman to my right, point blank, if he was fun. And faced with his confusion I explained the 2 hour and 40 minute gamble I made on him. He then assured me that he was fun. He was, but not in the way he thought. 

Published in Sapient Salesman

Erin Wilson is the author and publisher of the Sapient Salesman

A "sapient salesman"?

 A sapient salesman is tasked with being a psychologist, technologist, empathist, humorist, conversationalist, and a dozen other “ists” in the course of practicing their salescraft. Most people can’t wear that many hats, and these tidbits are designed to minimize your millinery mandates. Read more

The Book

Look for The Sapient Salesman: Spinning Life into Lessons, One Tale at a Time on Amazon.com later this year!

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