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Episode 40: Chip Off the Old Block

2017-01-31 | 🔗

This groundbreaking agent had the world's most unique client.  And he took him straight to the top.

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not so long ago, and a famous sound stage at a famous studio in a town famous for being famous, while in ship stood behind the big mahogany doors and waited for their q. While he was nervous, but chip seemed immune to the pressure, you didn't care about the eight million people waiting for them on the other side or the five multi millionaires, who could change Wally's life with the stroke of a pen, two minutes Wally there almost ready for you the floor manager looked and sounded like every other floor manager. While he had ever seen a clipboard, I had set a pencil behind an ear. An automatic, grin thank son, said well we'll just cooler jets right here till you say the word. The floor manager hustled off to placate another anxious entrepreneur, as while he glanced at chip
and shook his head. You never been nervous a day in your life. Have you chip in respond but didn't have to while he knew as every thought that'll happen. I guess when you represent the same clients for fifty years once upon a time as the first black agent in the history of William Morris Wally had represented lots of remarkable talent, Marvin, Gaye, Pelon, Ready, SAM Cook, Diana Ross, Simon and Garfunkel too many to name really but when Wally SALT ships, potential everything, changed, Wally left his clients and the agency behind and put all his energy into making chip a house
name and how are we feeling Wally? Are we ready for our close up the segment producer talk to Wally like he was nervous eighty year old man trying to pull a rabbit out of a hat which in fact he was we're, feeling good Carol right as rain? It's okay to be nervous. Wally, just remember to take your time out, there talk slow just like we rehearsed it. When the sharks ask you a question: don't get too cute just give him. The facts have fun and be yourself only way. I know how to be Carol. It's the only way. I know how to be Carol walked away, and now it was just the two of them waiting in the shadows, while in ship chip and Molly had really been half a century. Had Wally really built a business, the churned out, sixty million dollars a year and revolutionized an industry had he really let that be.
this slip through his fingers. Of course, he had that's why he brought ship to the shark tank to raise some capital to start from scratch. One more time, The mahogany door doors swung open without a sound carol. Whispered action and while he smiled his famous smile, it was a long walk long Then a looks on television, the bald guy middle wasn't smiling, but that's ok. He never smiled mark. What's his name looked friendly enough, the blind girl from the home shopping channel, seem nice too, while he wasn't sure the real estate, lady or the man on the far right with the unpronounceable last name. He wondered if any of them might remember him, he wondered if any of them would,
still invest in his famous client, the way so many others had in the past. While he hid his mark smiled at the sharks and began the speech he'd rehearsed all month, he talked about his love of business, his joy and living. He talked about his beloved Andella, who actually introduced him to chip years before, while he became an agent that he played his famous kazoo flashed his famous smile and hit the sharks with both barrels of charm. Finally, he stepped back. And turned the presentation over to chip, as always, chip was a sensation. He wild the audience. In fact, according to the sharks chips, unique appeal was enough to close the deal almost as the main ingredient in Wally's new line of Gore may cookies. The small but delicious chocolate chip had always been the secret to Wally success on Fourchan,
While the sharks loved his home baked cookies, there was there was something missing from Wally's pitch, something that looks a lot like a deal breaker. You see forty years ago Wally created. The very first Gore may chocolate chip cookie and promoted it like one of his famous clients, but when, while he needed cashed, off the competition. He began to sell off pieces of his company and when there were no more pieces left to sell while he sold his aunt dollars recipe along with the rights to his name, and that's a pity because, forty years later, when the chips are down, once again, the sharks didn't care how delicious his new cookies tasted or how many extra chocolate chip see jammed to each one or how much charm the eighty year old promoter could
still summon up on national television. They just wanted to invest in Wally's name, a name he no longer controlled. Consequently, Wally entered the shark tank with nothing but a story and a plate full of chocolate chip cookies for the sharks that made for a delicious snack but a lousy investment, so they passed and for Wally AMOS famous AMOS to those who remember that's the way the cookie crumbled anyway, that's the way I heard it.
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