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Understanding Value

2005-02-20 20:47:09.282902+00 by Dan Lyke 2 comments

One of the personality problems I struggle with is my inability to see value in many of the things that have worth to the general population. I remember once hearing on some radio report about 419 scams someone assert that many of the people who fall for these things are actually fairly wealthy because they have the sort of mind that's constantly looking for such opportunities and this is similar to many of the opportunities that actually work. Whereas the first time I ran across one of these, and it was actually a letter with a legit stamp and postcard from Nigeria, my reaction was immediate and negative.

So in checking for that reference to Mark Cuban I saw Mark on the NHL dispute with the NHLPA and the resulting lockout say:

I’m re-upping my Dallas Stars season tickets and if it comes to it, I will enjoy watching replacement players as much at the American Airlines Center as I did watching the Cowboys with replacement players in Texas Stadium.

Which to my mind is saying "the brand is more important than the play". Now I don't much care about professional sports of any ilk, so obviously it's part of my flaw that I see value in the abilities of the player. Mark, who's bank account has quite a few more zeroes than me, acknowledges that he'd watch high school players tumble over each other if it were associated with the right brand.

No conclusion, just another data point in my search for understanding why I'm not an effective salesperson.

[ related topics: Psychology, Psychiatry and Personality Consumerism and advertising Sports ]

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#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-20 21:27:16.949086+00 by: dexev

Mark isn't saying that he'll enjoy the hockey replacements as much as the NHL players. He's saying he'll enjoy the hockey replacements as much as the football replacements. He *doesn't* say how much he enjoyed the football replacements. He may simply be saying "It was worth watching second-rate football to keep my season tickets and enjoy a night out, so it will be worth watching second-rate hockey, too".


#Comment Re: made: 2005-02-20 23:32:55.023717+00 by: meuon

You suck as a saleperson because you have both a clue and ethics.