My only thought is that a company should be team/friend focused as suggested, but it should not go too far that it becomes a family focused as then you can technically never dismiss a disruptive member (something you can do with friends). You always have to love family no matter what.
I practice these everyday. I work in an open office environment…with a fooz ball table…things can be distracting so focus is always key. Also in sales, you always need a ton of energy. When you are excited, the customer is excited.
Great sales blog post via Mike McDerment about a customer buying process and what blocks as a sales person you need to overcome.
Goes back to my favorite rule in sales and marketing (via Roger More): get clinical about your customers buying process and the decisions they have to make in the process. A great way to learn this as a marketer is to do some sales.
Here is my top 20 albums of the past decade. They are judged on artistic merit (completeness of the album), their influence on my music taste, and my own personal experience and memories of listening to these albums. For each of these albums, I can speak to exact moments of the past decade and how important the music and times were for me. Also, these albums are always on my iPod without exception.
TV on the Radio - Return to Cookie Mountain - 2006
Wolf Parade - Apologies to the Queen Mary - 2005
Strokes - Is This It? - 2001
Sufjan Stevens - Michigan - 2003
Wilco - Yankee Hotel Foxtrot - 2002
Roots - Phrenology - 2002
Great Lake Swimmers - Ongiara - 2007
Vampire Weekend - Vampire Weekend - 2008
LCD Soundsystem - LCD Soundsystem- 2005
Dizzee Rascal - Boy in Da Corner - 2003
Danger Mouse - Grey Album - 2004
Black Keys - Thickfreakness - 2003
Jason Collett - Idols of Exiles - 2005
Miracle Fortress - Five Roses -2007
Broken Social Scene - You Forgot it in the People - 2002
Peter Bjorn & John - Writer’s Block - 2006
Streets - Original Pirate Material - 2002
Andrew Bird - Mysterious Production of Eggs - 2005
Girl Talk - Feed the Animals - 2008
Arcade Fire - Funeral - 2004
Here are some other honorable mentions; really not in any order.
Cool Kids Bake Sale The Thrills So Much for the City Gnarls Barkley Gnarls Barkley The Postal Service Give-up Chad vanGaalen Soft Airplanes Final Fantasy Has a Good Home Panda Bear Person Pitch Bloc Party Silent Alarm M.I.A. Kala My Morning Jacket Z Gorillaz Gorillaz Justice t Death from Above 1979 You’re a Women, I’m a Machine J Dilla Donuts Santogold & Diplo Mixtape Miike Snow Miike Snow Cadence Weapon Afterpaty Babies Joel Paskett Ashtray Rock Destoryer Destoryer’s Rubies Crystal Castles Crystal Castles Santogold Santogold Bishop Allen Charm School Architecture in Helsinki Fingers Crossed Joel Plaskett Truthfully, Truthfully Chromeo She’s in Control Calvin Harris I Created Disco Decemberist Castaways and Cutouts Holy Fuck Holy Fuck Jose Gonzalez Veneer London Elektricty Power Ballads New Pronographers Mass Romantic Ninja High School Young Adults Against Suicide Common Be Plants and Animals Parc Avenue Rural Alberta Advantage Hometowns Thievery Corporation The Cosmic Game Two Gallants What the Toll Tells MGMT Oracular Spectacular Basia Bulat Snakes and Ladders