Sunday, January 21

The Sunday Quote

'' The world is moving so fast these days that the man who says it can't be done generally interupted by someone doing it ''

Elbert Hubbard (1856-1915) A former Soap Salesman turned Writer and Philosopher. As probabley the first American 'Guru' of Sales Techniques Hubbard coined the (now over used) key note phrase: ''I believe that when I make a sale I make a friend''.
Elbert Green Hubbart is perhaps most famous for his essay A Message to Garcia which he published after he founded Roycroft, an Arts and Crafts movement community in East Aurora, New York in 1895. Hubbard edited and published two magazines, The Philistine and The Fra. The Philistine was bound in brown butcher paper and full of satire and whimsy. (Hubbard himself quipped that the cover was butcher paper because "There is meat inside.")
Incudeed in Hubbard's legacy to the Western World are many memorable and thought provoking comments which are regretably frequently misquoted by over enthusiastic sales coaches on both sides of 'the pond'.

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