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Daunting Dilemma: When Is New Technology Too New?
« on: July 16, 2019, 01:23:12 pm »

Daunting Dilemma: When Is New Technology Too New?
Making the decision to jump in is never easy -- early adopters can gain an upper hand yet must contend with far more risk.
By Peter Janis July 16, 2019

Back in the early 1980s, I was working for a high-tech shop in Ottawa that did both PA and keyboard retail sales, along with audio installations in churches, clubs, restaurants and arenas. This was were I learned much of my selling skills. In fact, I got so good, that I quickly became the top salesperson in the operation.

Its important to note that I was paid a base salary plus commission. Id just won a vacation to Jamaica and was absolutely on top of the world. One day, my bosses sat me down to tell me that they had to change my salary package because I was making more money than staff that had been with the company for 20 years. I left the meeting thinking, Hmm maybe its time that I found another job.

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