Around 400 BC Plato proclaimed that what it’s really all about is the “Principle Of Influence”. The POI can best be explained by you visualizing a thousand warriors rushing at you with their swords drawn, your immediate need is to find out who the POI (leader) is real quick because only he and he alone can save you from being slaughtered.
While working at WIBC in Indy the POI was the legendary Chuck Riley who was the malcontents leader and if I introduced anything new at a jock meeting all heads would turn towards him because Riley was their last chance.
The way I took advantage of the situation was to bring Chuck into my office the day to my before the meeting where I would explain what I was trying to accomplish in great detail. The next day when I introduced our new concept or promotion all heads of course immediately clicked towards Riley but what they heard was … I really like this one!Of course it was devious you had to be, Hilliard (pictured above Chuck Riley) was insatiable about such things as ratings.
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When I was just a kid playing with the band I must have been having too much fun because God gave me a Daughter so as I think to point out the error of my ways but I suspect that I must of started slipping again because 25 years later he gave me another and she turns 20 this week, Oh Oh.
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