The 5 stages of marketing

The 5 stages of marketing

Tonight we came to the conclusion that there are actually five stages to mastering the art of marketing:

  • Level 1: You don't know about marketing. You are a happy marketing target.
  • Level 2: You understand marketing. You're starting to think you'd better be marketing than being marketed at.
  • Level 3: You master marketing. You realize you now have the power to manipulate people and they don't even complain about it (cf #1).
  • Level 4: Steve Jobs.
  • Level 5: Jesus.

Quote of the day - talk

“Talk does not cook rice.”
– Chinese proverb

Quote of the day - Getting ahead

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”
– Mark Twain

Quote of the day - Projects

“The middle of every successful project looks like a disaster.”
– Rosabeth Moss Cantor

Quote of the day - How to succeed

“The best place to succeed is where you are with what you have.”
– Charles Schwab