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Barbie. What better symbol of bland perfection? Perfect hair. Perfect make-up, great fashion.  If she could talk, she would always say exactly the right thing.  Barbie’s house: Neat, clean, well-appointed. Barbie’s car:  Sporty, a convertible. Who doesn’t love Barbie? She is the celebrity flirt with long blond hair and fabulous eyes.  All the guys are crazy about her because she can wear a sweater like she just won first place in a wet t-shirt contest.  And you swear she doesn’t have a brain, but apparently she doesn’t need one. Lucky her! By Jane Miller

The pain imperative in sales
As salespeople, we have ways of adding value to a product or service. To use price as an excuse is equivalent to saying, "I utterly failed in this sales process because I was unable to show any value in my product or service to the prospect.” But everyone preaches selling value, right? I propose salespeople understand more what really motivates people to buy versus just selling value. People buy for two major reasons. By Gary Harvey 

 ColoradoBiz EXTRA   
If the Rockies are able to compete in the National League West this year, the team will have to pull off some serious Billy Beane magic by overachieving from a payroll standpoint. That’s not because the Rox are skinflints. The projected 2014 payroll – around $90 million – would land the team near the midpoint of MLB spenders; but because of what’s happening in Los Angeles. By Stewart Schley

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