Sales Lessons from the Oil Spill

What a terrible tragedy the Gulf oil spill is for everyone concerned with effects far and wide.¬† Fisherman, hoteliers and FTSE100 investors. I read at the weekend that BP could have bought a plug or technically put, an acoustic shut off switch, for each rig which would have solved the problem. But this cost $500,000 a plug so they deemed it too expensive at the time. Looks like a bargain now after the event. And this is the point. If the salesperson who sold the plug had painted the ultimate…

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