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And belong to the huge Ignore the Herd Herd.

Just a thought.

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  • Profile picture of the author Ldimilo
    Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

    And belong to the huge Ignore the Herd Herd.

    Just a thought.

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    Love it George. Still, there is some truth to the "if everyone is doing it, it probably won't work for long" philosophy in terms of marketing though. Those that are cutting edge tend to look at what works and create something new and improved out of it.

    New Ideas move things forward and typically aren't grasped by the general audience....and thank goodness for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
    Originally Posted by George Wright View Post

    And belong to the huge Ignore the Herd Herd.

    Just a thought.

    George Wright
    Are you telling people to steak a claim to udder methods of making a living? That if you're shown an empty bank acount, you can show a way to fillet?

    Stampede...

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    I guess if you're leading the herd you are ignoring them because they are all behind you?
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    • Profile picture of the author Diana Lane
      Originally Posted by koncorps View Post

      I guess if you're leading the herd you are ignoring them because they are all behind you?
      Or you're the one at the head of the slaughterhouse queue
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    • Profile picture of the author ActionToCash
      This reminds me of a book I read about stock trading:
      "Extraordinary Popular Delusions and The Madness of Crowds"

      This book talks about how in 1624 the crowd mantality boosted the price of tulip bulbs above the price of gold.

      While not talking about Online Marketing the concept is similar.

      Anyway, best wishes to all,

      Randall
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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Mark Twain once said something like, "When you find yourself in agreement with the majority, it's time to stop and reconsider."

        I can find the exact quote, if you like.


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        • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
          Correct quote: "Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to reform (or pause and reflect)."

          Another of his that I like, among hundreds: "Heaven for atmosphere, Hell for companionship."
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          • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
            Richard,
            Mind you Twain had us pegged...

            "Honesty is the best policy - when there is money in it."
            Twain, like Carlin, went through a period after his wife died in which he was, shall we say, more cynical than was his wont.
            "In his article, Twain commended Dickens on his style and his stride, complained briefly about his enunciation, and then marvelled, "Somehow this puissant god seemed to be only a man, after all. How the great do tumble from their high pedestals when we see them in common human flesh, and know that they eat pork and cabbage and act like other men."
            That sounds like "Innocents Abroad," but I don't recognize it. Where's that from?


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            • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
              Ain't the Internet wonderful?
              The shade of Rameses falls upon us again...

              "Behold my works, ye Mighty, and despair."


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              • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                ...Bill Gates was right? :confused:
                So was Ozymandias, in his time...
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                • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                  Richard,
                  Steady on - I had to look that up!
                  Give up your geek credentials, dude.
                  I herd (the word has come up again!) that Jobs has overtaken Microsoft... how the mighty have fallen?
                  Biblical. Relevant, to be sure, but I don't remember the cite. Solomon? David?

                  I'm getting old... but I mentioned the Apple/MS exchange of positions back in May. Phhhfffthhhhftht!


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                  • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                    Rich,

                    GEEK. Not Greek!

                    For the second time today, "Sheesh. Some people's kids."

                    Imhotep? Older, I think. But not nearly as ancient, unless you ask JT or Riley-san. And who listens to either of those two?

                    By the way, your sig is (mildly) incorrect. It should read, "Sherlock Holmes, as quoted by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle."

                    Again I repeat myself: "Phhhfffthhhhftht!"

                    Sorry. I couldn't resist.


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                    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                      Rich,
                      As far as I'm concerned it's elementary (which by the way Holmes never said).
                      I believe Watson did, but I might be confusing my print conversations with Nigel Bruce's lines. It's happened before. That can be quite embarrassing.
                      I always love to quote the author....
                      So, if Mani ever published his collection of Myersisms, he would get the attribution?

                      [sigh]


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                      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
                        Rich,
                        What about the herd mentality? In all your years on this planet what is the best way to poke it with a stick so that it gives us money?
                        Find out what they already want to buy, and sell it to them.


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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    "I wouldn't belong to any group that would have someone like me as a member". Groucho Marx
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Matt,
      "I wouldn't belong to any group that would have someone like me as a member". Groucho Marx
      That raises the $64,000 question... Warrior? Or impostor?

      Who IS Matthew Maiden?


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      • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
        Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

        Matt,That raises the $64,000 question... Warrior? Or impostor?
        Your question operates from the assumption that we are a group.

        As a collection of digital data, we could have another name that I wouldn't mind belonging to :p
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        • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
          Your question operates from the assumption that we are a group.
          Is that the royal 'we,' Matthew?

          Borged much?


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          • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
            Originally Posted by Paul Myers View Post

            Is that the royal 'we,' Matthew?

            Borged much?


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            Finally, a reference I get.

            I love these threads where I have no idea what anybody is talking about
            but still find it amusing anyway.

            Wonder if there's a name for that.
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  • Profile picture of the author George Wright
    You guys just reminded me of something I had totally forgotten. The first ebook I ever sold was by Mark Twain.

    I went to the Gutenberg Project and compiled one of his books into an exe file and sold it on ebay. I actually made a few sales.

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  • Profile picture of the author Matt Bard
    Hey George, it's deja vu all over again

    (this would have been a lot funnier if you had left your double post up)

    This reminds me of something the comedian Steven Wright said, "there's a fine line between fishing and standing on the shore looking stupid".
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  • Profile picture of the author Janice Sperry
    "Stupid is as stupid does." ...Forrest Gump
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
      Jan,
      "Stupid is as stupid does." ...Forrest Gump
      I had to look this one up to make sure I got it right:

      "Life... is like a box of chocolates. A cheap, thoughtless, perfunctory gift that nobody ever asks for. Unreturnable, because all you get back is another box of chocolates. So, you're stuck with this undefinable whipped-mint crap that you mindlessly wolf down when there's nothing else left to eat. Sure, once in a while, there's a peanut butter cup, or an English toffee. But they're gone too fast, the taste is fleeting. So you end up with nothing but broken bits, filled with hardened jelly and teeth-shattering nuts, and if you're desperate enough to eat those, all you've got left is a... is an empty box... filled with useless, brown paper wrappers."

      The thing I liked and hated from that scene was the "No Bills" signs in the background. CSM had previously mentioned his determination that the Bills would never win a Superbowl while he lived.

      As a Bills fan, I was... engaged... by that little bit of humor.


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      • Profile picture of the author Paul Myers
        Rich,
        What you too?
        For such a magnificent soliloquy, yes. One wishes to avoid errors in the great passages of modern literature.
        Ain't the Internet wonderful!
        "Look upon my works, ye Mighty, and despair."


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  • Profile picture of the author Winlin
    "Why did the cow cross the road?"
    "Because the herd was on the other side" - Moo

    "LOL, no limit to what a seemingly above average intelligence group will go on about."
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    Bubba: Have you ever been on a real shrimp boat?
    Forrest Gump: No, but I've been on a real big boat.
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  • Profile picture of the author philbowman
    One of the best tips I heard was from Tim Ferris from the Four Hour Work Week. He said whatever the majority of people are doing... do the opposite, (unless if it's working fine or not fun).

    -Phil.
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    Success is not what you herd but what you do.
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