Smith was a salesman of cold hard facts, a data fanatic, a computer jock, and a confirmed atheist. He became somewhat obsessed with the desire to prove the truth. So he mortgaged his house and sold his car in order to put a down payment on the most powerful computer commercially available.
Then Smith plugged into every data bank in the world, accessed every
library in the United States and Europe, and had the machine scan every
book published since the invention of the printing press.
Finally, Smith sat down at his computer, took a deep breath, straightened his keyboard, and typed, "Is there a God?"
The computer monitor flickered, the lights in his home dimmed as the array of hard drives kicked into gear.
Up on his screen appeared the words, "There is now. Congratulations on attaining official super geek status!"
Moral of the story. True sales professionals know that knowledge is
power. And having power at your fingertips is priceless. If you are a
sales professional and not yet using computers, online databases and automated news alerts, "What are
you waiting for?"
"If money is your hope for independence you will never have it. The only real security that a man will have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability." - Henry Ford