Best Podcasts of 2019 (Must Listen)

Hello all fans,

The best podcast I have discovered without a doubt is the I HAD AN IDEA Podcast.  It is these two guys discussing funny business ideas.  It is super clever and really inspiring.

 

you can find the podcast on Audioboom as well as apple music and spotify.    They cover cool topics like “What if there was a support line for your pizza?” or “Should old people make money when they are in a Senior Home?”

It is a real gem and I feel this podcast is really on the rise!

Also, I do recommend This American Life and the James Altucher Podcast.

Thank you for all of your support.

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT

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UnNamed Dave – Part 7 – Dishwashers

Dave was busy calling.  He was trying to make many calls and hit a specific metric of calls.  One of the Sales Directors had told him he needs to make contact with a specific account, the account being Swiss and large.  He was hustling to get in contact but the company was Huge and he was getting bounced around inside his company.

Man on Phone:  Hello, you have reached Power Tools.

Dave:  Hello, I am trying to find a man named Williams.  I think he is a software developer.

Man on Phone:  This is Power Tools, let me transfer you.

(Dave waited)(beep beep music music)

New Man on Phone:  Hello.  Dishwashers!  How may I help you?

Dave:  Hello.  I am trying to find a man by the name of Williams.  He is a software developer in your company.

New Man on Phone:  You do know that this is Dishwashers correct?  We don’t make software in this department.

Dave:  Yes.  But I am trying to find a man by the name of Williams.  He is using some software from my company and I need to track this man down.

New Man on Phone:  Okay.  I am going to transfer you to Power Tools.

Dave:  No!  They transferred me to you.

New Man on Phone:  Okay.  Okay.  Williams you say?  Let me look that name up.

(tap tap tap keyboard sound)

New Man on Phone:  Okay.  There is a Williams in the USA actually.  Here is the number.

(Dave took down the number)

Dave:  Thank you sir.  (Hang up phone)

Dave dialed the number.  It was ringing.  It rang five times and went to voicemail.

New New Man on Phone voice:  Hello there.  You have reached Frank Williams at Facility Maintenance.  Please leave me a message and I will return your call when I get a chance.  Thank you.

Frank Williams sounded to be a man with a thick accent.  Dave did not want to judge this man by his voice but he had a feeling that he was not a software developer.

Dave let out a small sigh.  “20 minutes of work to find a facility maintenance man in the USA.  Not helpful.” Dave thought.

Dave still had many calls to make.

(END OF ENTRY, DJ ROBO BISCUIT)

UnNamed Dave January 25th

Dave wakes up and he gets in his car.  He wants to move quickyu; an he has already got n up and he plans on getting work quick.  He wants to be at work by 8am or earlier because he knows he will have to wrk 8 hours.

Dave’s work will be easier if he can be there before his manager shows up to work.  His manager hounds him with questions and demands.  Dave wants autonomy in his work.  He has many accounts to work and not much time.

 

He used to find meaning in his work at ComboTech he liked the idea that he was selling a useful product to software developers.   He thought he was doing consultative selling.  He wanted to align the needs of the clients he was selling to with what the product has to offer.  Ideally saving time and money for the developer.

However, the management of ComboTech does not care about the desires of the developer.  The only interest of ComboTech is to earn revenue and hit a certain goal by the end of the month.

Dave was okay with his job.  He was not the greatest rep within the organization but he was not the worse and he was usually able to achieve the expected metric by the end of the workday.

But something eerie was occurring at ComboTech.   The sales were drying up.   The customers were not purchasing as easily as they were before.   Reps could not sell anything to anybody.

One hole that ComboTech had was that they provide free versions to the whole planet so anyone could get the software of ComboTech for free.   The reps of ComboTech (like Dave) would need to contact these free downloaders and figure out if this person was one dude in his underwear sitting at home or if it was a skilled developer working for an organization.

 

A new strategy is being rolled out at ComboTech.  The Sales Director is scrambling because sales are not coming in.  He used to send out an email everyday that would inform the reps who did not have a sale and talk about such things as effort and laziness with no respect to things such as luck or maybe a sale falling through.  simply the assumption that the sales rep was a lazy rep who did not put in effort.    But, the email has changed.  It was about community and being in this together and working together BullPoop.

There was a shift from making a respectable number of calls of 50 to 60 phone calls.  That was the old expectation.  and the new goal was to make 90 calls a day or 100 calls a day.   “More Activity!”  If we just do more then we will sell more.     No respect for the idea that the organization is going to be pestering the customers and destroying the leads.  When you call one person 3 times a day and then call them the next time 3 times a day just blowing them up, that is only going to annoy and irritate people.   “Oh, they are ignoring us.”    “You reps are lazy.”  Thinks the Sales Director.    Where is the respect for human decency???       Who wants to be called 3 times a day and emailed 2 times a day for something they did not ask for???

Dave was not happy with his work.  His work became meaningless and he saw himself as somebody who was no longer a salesman but he was a Telemarketer.  Using his phone and email to bother and annoy and pester a person until a response was acquired.  That is not a way to gain the respect of anybody and will simply create a negative reputation within the world.

(To be continued)

-DJ ROBO BISCUIT