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The inventor of the bagpipes…

Clive Maxfield
6/15/2011 06:35 PM EDT

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Max The Magnificent
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Max The Magnificent   6/20/2011 2:05:16 PM
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I've heard both of these before -- and they still resonate today...

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Max The Magnificent   6/20/2011 2:04:18 PM
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The funny thing is I sort of make it up as I go along based on the reactions of the audience -- I prefer to have slides with images and then talk to the images -- one big point was that you have to have all of your ducks in a row -- there's no point in using social media to bring folks to your website, only to find an "Under Construction" sign. One of the guys in my office came down -- he's built and sold a number of businesses -- and he was kind enough to say that he discovered quite a few things in my talk of which he was not previously aware...

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KB3001   6/19/2011 7:57:14 PM
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Nice article Max. Any chance of more insight into your talk? [grin]

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TTCSTim   6/19/2011 6:14:02 PM
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I don't know if this is what you're looking for, and these are kind of old standards, but my two favorites are (paraphrasing): "Genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration," - Thomas Edison That's the kind of "genius" I'm gifted with, except 1% might be a little generous. "If we knew what we were doing, we wouldn't call it research," - Albert Einstein In my job, I do a lot of research!

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Max The Magnificent   6/16/2011 2:05:19 PM
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Hi Brian -- thanks for the kind words -- I had a lot of fun doing this talk and I really would like to do it again (this time for a paying audience ... call me "old fashioned" if you will [grin])

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Brian@BDH   6/16/2011 1:02:22 AM
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Hey Max, Your discussions were excellent, educational and much appreciated. Any company that doesn't pay you an obscene amount of money to train their employees is missing out on being wildly successful, filthy rich and even more attractive :-) Okay, or something along those lines... Hey, as a side note, have you thought about trademarking the Hawaiian shirt? :-) Brian

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Max The Magnificent   6/15/2011 6:44:44 PM
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Seriously -- do you know any good quotes from or about inventors?

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