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syssys197has quoted2 years ago
floor brokers, after completing a trade, would
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say nothing about the car as a whole but to reveal its individual charms a little at a time—a sort of automotive strip tease
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Edsel” was a disastrously unfortunate combination of syllables. What were its free associations? Pretzel, diesel, hard sell.
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Capitalize on imagery weakness of competition,”
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when the public is wooed in an excessively calculated manner, it tends to turn away in favor of some gruffer but more spontaneously attentive suitor.
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b7145006318has quoted2 years ago
, it provides for taxing incomes at steeply progressive rates, and then goes on to supply an array of escape hatches so convenient that hardly anyone, no matter how rich, need pay the top rates or anything like them.
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b7145006318has quoted2 years ago
Brown agrees with Krafve that bad timing was the chief mistake
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b7145006318has quoted2 years ago
When it comes to dictating, the consumer is the dictator without peer.
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b7145006318has quoted2 years ago
the Edsel’s flop could be attributed to Ford Company executives who had been “listening too long to the motivation-research people” and who, in their efforts to turn out a car that would satisfy customers’ sexual fantasies and the like, had failed to supply reasonable and practical transportation, thereby neglecting “the reality principle.”
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b7145006318has quoted2 years ago
The public was getting to be hysterical to see our car, figuring it was going to be some kind of dream car—like nothing they’d ever seen. I said to Krafve, ‘When they find out it’s got four wheels and one engine, just like the next car, they’re liable to be disappointed.’”
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