How to Sell the Plague 4

How to Sell the Plague 4

Chapter 1 Fourth Installment   Let the Good Times Roll, Part 1 Perspective being a funny thing, the sales puke has now, almost instantly, become much more hip and cool and infinitely more interesting as we explore this $14,000 and upwards to $30,000 thing. Like an...

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How to Sell the Plague 3

How to Sell the Plague 3

Chapter 1 Third Installment   Baby We were Born to Run, Part 2   I had apparently sent a resume to an employment agency without realizing it. I doubt if I even knew exactly what an employment agency was back then, probably figuring it was some kind of government...

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How to Sell the Plague 2

How to Sell the Plague 2

Chapter 1 Second Installment   Baby We were Born to Run, Part 1 I didn't know where to start. This was in the days before the internet and web based employment services, back when you had to go through the newspaper every day and circle or cut out employment want ads...

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How to Sell the Plague 1

How to Sell the Plague 1

This is the first installment of the first chapter of my new (well, sort of new … no, not really new at all considering I’ve been working on it for the past 10 years) book, How to Sell the Plague, that I will post every Tuesday for the next 10 weeks. It’s a memoir of...

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Nobody’s Right if Everybody’s Wrong

Nobody’s Right if Everybody’s Wrong

If you need to be reminded or encouraged to vote, please don’t. We already have enough lazy, stupid voters electing plenty of lazy, stupid people. If you are one of those who has to be told to vote, I’m sure you’d be much happier staying home, relaxing, watching The...

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Brain Damage

Brain Damage

If you don’t believe we’ve gone batshit crazy, then you’re batshit crazy. Let’s go crazy, let’s get nuts. Look for the purple banana ’til they put us in the truck. Those fun folks at the Associated Press are at it again. Their imaginative stylebook (subtitled...

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A Tip of the Hat

A Tip of the Hat

Will Rodgers once said, “Eventually you reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.” I don’t think I’ve reached that age yet, but I’ve certainly reached a point where I’m bragging about my friends: You’re the best! Thank you for...

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O Brother, Where Art Thou?

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

When my mother was pregnant with me on the western frontier of Land o’ Lincoln, the doctor told her she was having twins. My father was beside himself with joy: two boys! Now, this was long before sonograms and amniocentesis, but it had been decided that I (or we) was...

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Excerpt from COVID-19: House Arrest!

Excerpt from COVID-19: House Arrest!

Day 65 of Captivity 5/19/20   In a world where “fat chance” and “slim chance” mean the same thing, is it any wonder we’re having so much trouble communicating, especially now with the added pressure of this invasively influential influenza? So to help out, here’s...

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He Say One and One and One is Three

He Say One and One and One is Three

One of the new precepts in America is that if you are successful and white, you are evil. The people most vigorously promulgating that concept are the media, who, for the most part, are successful and white. Major capitalist corporations such as Walmart, Nike, Target...

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Finally a sales book without the 7 laws or 5 principles. The author writes in a style that comes across as though he is giving a keynote, a very funny and entertaining keynote address! It's rare to come across a businessperson that can write in an everyman style.

The Sales Puke, Amazon review

It's obvious that Richard Plinke is a great observer of life and doesn't let much get by him ...

– Dave, Amazon review

If you combined Zig Ziglar, John Maxwell, Robin Williams and John Grisham I think you'd come up with someone like Richard Plinke … he has achieved the close-to-impossible: an interesting book on sales and marketing. Hallelujah!

– Janefan, Amazon review

Richard Plinke has the rare ability to synthesize complex and broad-based sales doctrine and theory and make it assessable and easy to use. His message is informative, entertaining and inspirational. Reading or listening to him is a unique experience, and time well spent.

– Daniel A. Arthur, Enterprise Rent-a-Car