A 1 Million Kid. I bet you'll learn something

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A few years ago, a 12 years old boy named Michael who lived in Houstan want to find his own pocket money. He chose to be a paper boy. With him now was a list names of people not yet subscribe the newspaper yet.

They lived everywhere in that town. What Michael have to do was to make sure the people in the list name get subscribed to his newspaper.

He got a few people to subscribe to the newspaper, but not so many. As time going on, he found a patern. There was two groups of people who will subscribe to the newspaper :

1. People who just moved
2. New married couples

Both groups above just changed their live that making them will buy everything. After realised that patern, he was thinking how to get to know this names. He asked people and got the answer : The Mayor

Then, Micael hired another boy to help him to go to Mayor office everyday, to get the names of people moving in and getting married. Michael focused all of his energy to sell the newspaper to this names.

His namelist getting small but the sale rose up multiples time. He made more money than his friend at his age.

After holiday season, Michael got commision more than his teachers.

Today, Michael is a Billionaire. He getting rich because he learn something when he started he entreprenuership. Targetter list !

You may heard about this Michael. His full name is Michael Dell, the leading PC company in the world.

Things to learn :
1. Never sell everyhting to everyone. Focus to people who wants your product

2. Dell is a huge company today. Though, they got offices to manage the sales. Each office has its own target market.

Credit : Translated from my local forum.
#bet #kid #learn #million
  • Profile picture of the author rvdjai
    interested
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  • Profile picture of the author JustinDupre
    Lesson learned.. It's important to deliver your product and service to the needs of customers.. target market is huge. Thanks for sharing this story!
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  • Profile picture of the author rparikh
    Micheal dell is always a great inspiration for me.

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful story.
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  • Profile picture of the author KristieDean
    Point taken. Good post!
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    • Profile picture of the author LindseyRainwater
      I'd never heard that story before. That's neat.
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      • Profile picture of the author Defunct
        Some people are truly thirsty and gifted from a young age..
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        • Profile picture of the author Daryl Lim
          Originally Posted by Defunct View Post

          Some people are truly thirsty and gifted from a young age..
          Yeah, they were born in the right place, at the right time, by the right parents and in the right environment. All in luck.

          But gifts and talents render no use if they aren't transformed into skill.

          Luck is also good-for-nothing if it isn't made use of properly.
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          • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
            Originally Posted by Daryl Lim View Post

            Yeah, they were born in the right place, at the right time, by the right parents and in the right environment. All in luck.

            But gifts and talents render no use if they aren't transformed into skill.

            Luck is also good-for-nothing if it isn't made use of properly.
            Agreed with Daryl. Yeah, you may say everything is 'just right' for that 'thing' to happen. But, instead of rely 100% on luck, do what you believe, and when you fail, wake up and start everything again. About the luck, as Daryl once said to me while skyping , it'll follow you.
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            • Profile picture of the author Daryl Lim
              Originally Posted by Raja Kamil View Post

              Agreed with Daryl. Yeah, you may say everything is 'just right' for that 'thing' to happen. But, instead of rely 100% on luck, do what you believe, and when you fail, wake up and start everything again. About the luck, as Daryl once said to me while skyping , it'll follow you.
              Haha, I did? I forgot. :p
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              • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
                Originally Posted by Daryl Lim View Post

                Haha, I did? I forgot. :p
                I think so :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author neteater
    there is one more thing that is luck, we all have ready about successful people, and we are impressed but every one cant be bill gates, mike zuranberg, larry yang or mahata gandhi but we get our bite of inspiration from them
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    • Profile picture of the author Daryl Lim
      Originally Posted by neteater View Post

      there is one more thing that is luck, we all have ready about successful people, and we are impressed but every one cant be bill gates, mike zuranberg, larry yang or mahata gandhi but we get our bite of inspiration from them
      We can't be Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, Oprah Winfrey, Richard Branson, Martin Luther King, Mahatma Gandhi, Barack Obama or whoever else, but we can be ourselves and be better than them.

      Have you ever wondered why they can make it while you can't? I have, and to solve that intriguing mystery, I'm set to be better than them. Bill Gates is worth $53.2 billion now? Carlos Slim Helu $53.4b? Let me be worth $53.5b, or $54b, or even $100 billion.

      Give me a reason why I can't, and ask yourself if its valid.
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    • Profile picture of the author Daryl Lim
      Sorry for the double post.
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  • Profile picture of the author BrettQ
    Nice post, thanks for sharing this.

    -Brett
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  • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
    That's the spirit Daryl. Thumbs up
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  • Profile picture of the author PeterDunin
    nice story,cheers for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author liftedjesse
    great story here
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    • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
      Originally Posted by liftedjesse View Post

      great story here
      Indeed.....
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  • Profile picture of the author carolbacken
    Originally Posted by Raja Kamil View Post


    Today, Michael is a Billionaire. He getting rich because he learn something when he started he entreprenuership. Targetter list !

    You may heard about this Michael. His full name is Michael Dell, the leading PC company in the world.

    Things to learn :
    1. Never sell everyhting to everyone. Focus to people who wants your product

    2. Dell is a huge company today. Though, they got offices to manage the sales. Each office has its own target market.

    Upon hearing this success story, I am more inspired to work. I agree, there are just specific things designed for specific purposes.... So I say, the best way to sell your product is to market to people who needs it and make use of it for their benefit.
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    • Profile picture of the author Raja Kamil
      Originally Posted by carolbacken View Post

      Upon hearing this success story, I am more inspired to work. I agree, there are just specific things designed for specific purposes.... So I say, the best way to sell your product is to market to people who needs it and make use of it for their benefit.
      Glad you love this.
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      • Profile picture of the author Cris Stylez
        Wow, I've never heard this story before. You learn something new everyday. Thanks for the great share.

        Cheers,

        Cris Stylez
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  • Profile picture of the author redcell1
    Good story here, could relate to IM because your not trying to sell to everyone just those interested in what you have to offer.
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    Just here to see the shenanigans.

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