I like the Canadian response to loss of the gold medal: moan, whine and whinge. Spit the pacifier out and bawl until you get what you want. This is the behavior that has gotten me where I am today,
As in Olympic Figure Skating,
purity of motive is not a constant. The tactics that work well in sports, commute easily to the world of business. A customer I supply tried to put the arm on me the the other day for a kickback. I asked him to give me a while to sharpen my pencil and run the numbers and I'd get back to him. He left the office and I gave his skanky ass a five minute headstart before faxing a note to him at his downtown office:
I am considering your suggestion of the payment of 10% of the value of the contract to your account as a method of guaranteeing awardal to us. Please advise if this should be reported as additional discount or exactly what mechanism you had in mind. Also, please confirm your personal bank account number as discussed.
--Your Friend, Frank Howard
He called the next morning in a panic, the fax had been all over the office and was stuck to the bulletin board. Actions have
I love a good dirty spit fight. How about you?