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How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind

How to Plant Ideas in Someone's Mind
This is really more of a side effect of the way that computer sales work. As a computer salesman, my goal is to pair you with a computer that (a) you'll be able to use to accomplish everything you want to do with a computer, including things you weren't thinking about (games, netflix) but that you'll use the thing for anyway, (b) that is capable of running things that your workplace / school will require of you, and also (c) that fits into your lifestyle well enough that it's something you'll be happy to keep using. If I fail at this job, two things will happen. You'll definitely be upset with me, because I sold you a product that didn't do what you needed. You're also very likely to return the product for a different one, and that hurts my numbers more than me selling you a cheap computer.

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