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[OT] Re: GNU/Debian Linux vs. facebook, Twitter and other proprietary social media

On Sun, 5 Feb 2012, Andrei Popescu wrote:

On Du, 05 feb 12, 12:30:05, Robert Brockway wrote:

One of the best pieces of business advice I ever received was this:

"Don't sell what you like.  Sell what people will buy".

While it may be good business advice isn't it hypocrisy to sell a
product you don't believe in?

Hi Andrei. I don't see the statement as making any reference to belief at all.

The intention of the statement, IMHO, is to recommend assessing and understanding the market quite separately from your own preferences when determining what sort of business you intend to start.

Questions over whether it is ok to sell a particular product or not are, IMHO, othogonal.



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