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is Not a salesman period. I think he comes across as the typical "Numbers guy"/ nerd accountant, and maybe worse. If what I have heard on the Gundy deal is true - and given Otis' words above - word is leaking about their meeting. If Long survives this, I think he needs to just hire a search firm to do this in the future and he needs to stay as far away from it as possible. Hopefully it can be smoothed out and he goes ahead and accepts the offer.. I'm not holding my breathe though...
Smh. This is spiraling out of control fast.
The details are sketchy, but I can assure you this is no BS.... If you think Long is doing some "great" job and just kicking ass and taking names - you are betting on the wrong horse. I hope he gets lucky again, but the odds are dropping...
He was told for months by local media and ESPN he was great and he believed his press clippings.
he made the classic sales mistake of being overconfident and held too high a price (Pete) and missed the sale on what he could have had (Gundy)
you know you can make the sale at 8% and try for 12% and go back to them the next day to find out they have went elsewhere
when you have a winning sale you make the sale.
Another apt sales phrase (and really no pun intended when I thought of it) "Pigs get fat, hogs get slaughtered" Take whats in front of you (Gundy), when its in front of you(Sunday)! Keep hoping I'm wrong but even I'm starting to wonder if this will end well.
BornToBeRed said: WPS, just a head's up. We might be the most family-friendly board on the network, so take it easy on your normal wps-ness.
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