Why impose an outside definition of success?
When Gene the Jeweler is choosing merchandise to carry in his store, has a rule: Never buy the same thing twice.
He makes this promise to his customers: "You're never going to own something that someone else in town already owns. Everything is unique."
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But what if a particular item is selling like crazy?
"Well, we'd never know, because we only sell one of it," the fictional character, a creation of marketing specialists Jimmy DeGroot, says in the video below.
In Gene's mind, selling the same thing over and over again could lead to disaster. Perhaps if he were a better businessman, he'd realize that it would, in fact, lead to higher profits.
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