I’m sitting at the UVEF top 25 under 5 award ceremony and I’m listening to John Pestanna, co-founder of Omniture, speak on the opportunity in model trains especially in the down economy.

A distributor that refused them right before the crash and said “we don’t need you.” Recently, the same distributor said to John, “we need you.”
ExactRail can hire machinists and designers all day long because of the down economy.
The competition starts later. Small companies benefit from the lack of competition during a downturn.
How do you create, maintain and protect the culture?
He recommends the “22 Immutable Laws of Marketing.”
http://www.amazon.com/22-Immutable-Laws-Marketing-Violate/dp/0887306667
Sell, sell, sell.
Now for the top 25 under 5…

Last time I attended this an MLM called Xango won.


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  1. One of My Dad’s Favorite Poems : Neal Harmon on July 14, 2011 7:19 pm

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