Jun 6, 2008

Flattery will get you anywhere

Ooh ! This mail makes me feel so wanted

What's the bet that I am just one of many thousands who is getting this mail.

Still, I love the ego-massaging aspect! It's a mass mail and yet you feel "Wow! The president of BusinessWeek thinks I am somebody!"

Shows you how a little flattery will ensure people to do most things!

Do you use flattery? Does it work?

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Keith Fox, President, BusinessWeek
Date: Thu, Jun 5, 2008 at 11:19 PM
Subject: An invitation to join the BusinessWeek Market Advisory Board
To: Gautam Ghosh

Dear Gautam,

As a valuable member of the BusinessWeek community, your input matters. That's why I'm pleased to extend this invitation to you to join our exclusive research panel, the BusinessWeek Market Advisory Board. We seek the voices of opinion leaders, like you, to shed light on critical business issues.

When you join, you'll become part of a select group that weighs in on various topics through periodic online surveys. Your unique perspective will help us better understand how current trends are driving change in today's business environment.

It only takes a few minutes to join, and membership offers benefits such as access to exclusive research papers, newsletters, and sweepstakes opportunities. Please click here to sign up.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to hearing your thoughts as a member of the BusinessWeek Market Advisory Board.


Keith Fox

1 comment:

  1. I get these emails all the time :( My airlines offer me free miles for my surveys, BW offers me just newsletters..

    There are also all those Nigerians who offer me their money :P