Biting the Hand That Feeds You

by Patrick January 3, 2012
Biting the Hand That Feeds You

A customer is the most important visitor on our premises, he is not dependent on us. We are dependent on him. He is not an interruption in our work. He is the purpose of it. He is not an outsider in our business. He is part of it. We are not doing him a favor by serving him. He is doing us a favor by giving us an opportunity to do so — Mahatma Gandhi

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Caught Red-Handed, Part 2

by Patrick December 18, 2011
Caught Red-Handed, Part 2

Life is nothing but a competition to be the criminal rather than the victim — Bertrand Russell

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They Could Sell You The Brooklyn Bridge

by Patrick December 12, 2011
They Could Sell You The Brooklyn Bridge

If you’re playing a poker game and you look around the table and can’t tell who the sucker is, it’s you.
— Paul Newman

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Suck (squeeze) Blood Out of a Turnip

by Patrick December 2, 2011
Suck (squeeze) Blood Out of a Turnip

Idiom definitions (ref. usingenglish.com): “When people say that you can’t squeeze blood out of a turnip, it means that you cannot get something from a person , especially money, that they don’t have.”

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Bless Our Troups This Thanksgiving

by Patrick November 24, 2011
Bless Our Troups This Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Day is a jewel, to set in the hearts of honest men; but be careful that you do not take the day, and leave out the gratitude. ~E.P. Powell

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A Wall Street Government

by Patrick November 22, 2011
A Wall Street Government

No man is above the law and no man is below it, nor do we ask any man’s permission when we ask him to obey it — Theodore Roosevelt

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Radio Talk Shows, a Brief History

by Patrick November 1, 2011
Radio Talk Shows, a Brief History

I usually get my stuff from people who promised somebody else that they would keep it a secret —- Walter Winchell

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The Cat’s Out of the Bag

by Patrick October 9, 2011
The Cat's Out of the Bag

Half the work that is done in the world is done to make things appear what they are not — E.R. Beadle

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A Brief History of Press Releases

by Patrick September 22, 2011
A Brief History of Press Releases

The first modern press releases were created by Ivy Lee. Lee’s agency was working with the Pennsylvania Railroad at the time of the 1906 Atlantic City train wreck. Ivy Lee and the company collaborated to issue the first press release directly to journalists, before other versions of the story ….

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Face The Music

by Patrick September 16, 2011
Face The Music

You can’t escape the responsibility by evading it today — Abraham Lincoln

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