Category Archives: selling our souls

Signs of a sick spirit

There’s an old Jewish story about two shopkeepers who were bitter rivals and would spend each day keeping track of each other’s business. If one got a customer, he’d smile in triumph at his rival. If the other got the … Continue reading

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Paradise Lost for ten pounds

The poet John Milton sold the copyright of Paradise Lost to a London publisher for five pounds, plus another five for subsequent editions – a grand total of ten pounds for one of the greatest works in the English language. … Continue reading

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Selling ourselves

Just when you thought that advertisers had exhausted all possibilities, Andrew Fischer, a web page designer, came up with a new idea. He decided to auction off his forehead on e Bay, and actually attracted a great deal of interest. … Continue reading

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