Killing the Golden Goose, San Diego Chargers-Style

July 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When I was 14 years old, I used to mow lawns so I could have spending money. I thought I was learning a good work ethic, and the value of the dollar.
I'd Charge between 10-25 dollars per lawn, depending on the size of the yard. There was some risk in the job, true. It was hard work, true, but I never thought of getting rich off it.
If I had an agent, I could have worked out some shady deals with customers. I could have compared rates with all the other people mowing lawns in the area. We could have joined forces, and really drove up the rates.
When I got to around 150 dollars per lawn, I could have thrown a fit, and refused to mow anymore, because a guy on the next block was making 220 dollars a yard. I'd just refuse to mow until I got a similar rate.
I would also avoid any responsibility or involvement, that would be all on my agent. His name would be rarely ever mentioned and I would act like a powerless victim. When questioned, I could just say " I just mow lawns...

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