Mini Saga #30 – The Opportunity

Mini Saga #30 – The Opportunity

By Rajesh Setty on Sat 14 Mar 2009, 4:25 PM – 1 Comment

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Stage Capturing: Taking advantage of somebody else’s stage for your advantage (without permission from that somebody)

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The Opportunity

Tim sent a note to a few dozen friends promoting his new book. One of the recipients, Bob quickly responded to all promoting his own book to the list. Bob thought that he used the opportunity to demonstrate his “thought leadership” while the people in the list only saw “desperation.”



1. A mini saga is a story told in exactly 50 words. Not 49 or 51 but exactly 50.

2. You can download a photographic manifesto of Mini Sagas at ChangeThis. Here is the link – Mini Sagas: Bite-sized Wisdom for Life and Business (PDF, 2.9MB).

3. For a complete list of Mini Sagas, please see the entire list here.


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Dimitar Nikolov  on March 16th, 2009

Knowing your place is important in life as much as it’s important in business.

To catch somebody’s attention and communicate a message to him, you first need permission. It can’t be obtained by stealing the mail list from the example.

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