Al's Ramblings

Thursday, April 07, 2016

(4/07/2016 09:00:00 AM) - Al


Your friendly high school teacher, asking if you could find me a link for a post you did about a musician who made more money by not working as much. Kind of a combination of "working smart not hard" and "supply and demand." 

Thank you, whenever you get a chance. 


Steve, as you might expect from a regular reader and writer, is a conservative, and he's the one who told me Governor Walker is favored by about 40% of his cohorts. Every time I mention it early on, I would get people telling me 95% of all teachers are liberals, but it's not true. The majority are, but not that high.

Steve has told me that many teachers do not even hide it anymore, as the climate is far friendlier now. Steve's the first one who used the term "what's good for the taxpayer is good for me," a phrase we can only wish more in the public sector would adopt.

Anyway, the post Steve was searching for is here, another reason why you should be a contrarian. What that singer said (I heard that interview on the KQRS morning show as I did morning paperwork at the now defunct party store Paper Warehouse, would have been 1999-2000) holds true for any number of things.

The secret is to "create demand" some how, usually by differentiating yourself from others in your field; otherwise, the old fashioned sales techniques of simply knocking on more doors, cold calling more, and working harder probably make far more sense.

Some restaurants do this by being small, exclusive, elegant (expensive) or all three. When a place only has a dozen tables, most folks have to make a reservation weeks/months ahead, and unless deathly ill, will not miss it, because they'll have to wait a long time to eat there again.

{The Rambling wife and I DVR The Chew every weekday and watch it as we get time. Both Mario Batali and Michael Symon, iron chefs and very successful restaurateurs, have often made the joke "What's the difference between grits and polenta? About $20 a plate."}

4/07/2016 09:00:00 AM

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