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Old 12.05.2011, 16:47
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Um...it's not that they had a database of 175000 people...it's that they had 175000 clients. Clients who forked over cash for a product because they believed it was the best product in the marketplace. Not really the same thing.

I think the problem with the IT crowd is that they believe in "if you build it they will come". That is: the best product wins. Nope. McDonalds doesn't have the best burger, the cheapest burger, or the best value burger. Nor do they have a totally unique product offering. They also didn't invent the burger. However they're the most successful at what they do. Why?

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OK lets make burgers then we ll be richer than Maccers! woohoo
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Old 12.05.2011, 16:49
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OK lets make burgers then we ll be richer than Maccers! woohoo
Yes! That was precisely my point
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Old 12.05.2011, 16:49
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Yes! That was precisely my point
thats two of us already! unbelievable! its gonna be a huge company!
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Old 12.05.2011, 16:51
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Um...it's not that they had a database of 175000 people...it's that they had 175000 clients. Clients who forked over cash for a product because they believed it was the best product in the marketplace. Not really the same thing.
I totally agree......that what was I meant....customers who spending money on their mobile every month.

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I think the problem with the IT crowd is that they believe in "if you build it they will come". That is: the best product wins. Nope. McDonalds doesn't have the best burger, the cheapest burger, or the best value burger. Nor do they have a totally unique product offering. They also didn't invent the burger. However they're the most successful at what they do. Why?

Distribution. Discuss.
I agree again......for that exact same reason I could build my webshop. Not because my products were better, as I sold the same stuff as the others, but because I gave the customers a better experience while shopping, after shopping and if the stuff stopped working....better all the way.
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Old 12.05.2011, 16:51
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I think the problem with the IT crowd is that they believe in "if you build it they will come". That is: the best product wins. Nope. McDonalds doesn't have the best burger, the cheapest burger, or the best value burger. Nor do they have a totally unique product offering. They also didn't invent the burger. However they're the most successful at what they do. Why?

Distribution. Discuss.
OK i start distributing slaps in the faces of IT crowds here.
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Old 12.05.2011, 16:54
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I've set up a "room" on scribblar.com

The room is called "iEFers", and I need email addresses to invite people...

As CEO, ElggDK, could you give me a list of people interested in joining and their emails?

I won't sell them to dodgy online advertising agencies. Honest.

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OK - Listen up everyone.....you heard the lady.

Anyone of you who want this to be more than an fun afternoon on EF, please PM your email address to either Puddycat or me.

Thanks......
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Old 12.05.2011, 16:55
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OK - Listen up everyone.....you heard the lady.

Anyone of you who want this to be more than an fun afternoon on EF, please PM your email address to either Puddycat or me.

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Don`t tell me you were serious????? I m gonna be a chauffeur !!! Brill !!
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Old 12.05.2011, 16:57
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Incidentally ElggDk, how do you know that puddycat is of the female variety?
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Old 12.05.2011, 16:58
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OK - Listen up everyone.....you heard the lady.

Anyone of you who want this to be more than an fun afternoon on EF, please PM your email address to either Puddycat or me.

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How much do they pay per address nowadays?

Why don't you set up an event in the calendar and we discuss it over a beer? Most business ideas are developed in pubs. (No, I don't have a source on this one, prove me wrong!)
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Old 12.05.2011, 16:59
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How much do they pay per address nowadays?

Why don't you set up an event in the calendar and we discuss it over a beer? Most business ideas are developed in pubs. (No, I don't have a source on this one, prove me wrong!)
I believe it. The corollary of course is that most dumb ideas are discussed in Starbuckses.
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Old 12.05.2011, 17:02
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Well as no one wants to be a ''normal'' employee.. I am happy to take the position , just let me know how much you pay? 150K or 200K CHF

and yes is that enough to live in 'swiss'

Just let me know if it is a yes, I can discuss the gory details on the forum then
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Old 12.05.2011, 17:03
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Incidentally ElggDk, how do you know that puddycat is of the female variety?
I don't....but anyone who use purple in their signature.......yeah....?
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Old 12.05.2011, 17:05
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I don't....but anyone who use purple in their signature.......yeah....?
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Old 12.05.2011, 17:06
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I don't....but anyone who use purple in their signature.......yeah....?
Let alone Janosch...

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Old 12.05.2011, 17:15
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How much do they pay per address nowadays?

Why don't you set up an event in the calendar and we discuss it over a beer? Most business ideas are developed in pubs. (No, I don't have a source on this one, prove me wrong!)
Make up a random address that's annonymous
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Old 12.05.2011, 17:17
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I don't....but anyone who use purple in their signature.......yeah....?
Its PINK!!!! ... was!
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Let alone Janosch...

Actually it's my husband's (oops that gave it away!! doh!) favourite childhood author.
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ill sell you the office buildings.......looks like you gonna need alot. win -win

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Make up a random address that's annonymous
Sure, here you are: Carsten.Schloter@Swisscom.com

But isn't that kind of missing the point?
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Just make me the Accountant and you would'nt have to worry about anything.
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