“Little vignette. During the dotcom bubble when our company stock was flying while we rushed crap out the door just to be able to book the revenue, I overheard from my cube one of the sales guys ask: “How is it possible customers go along with this and we still get paid?” to which, our GM very loudly proclaimed: “We’ve worked very hard and earned it!”. This will stick with me forever. The reason being at the time he absolutely believed it 100% … and so did I. Our GM was a very sharp guy. So how did he get sucked in? How did I get sucked in? Took me a bit, but I figured it out: It’s possible to have your ego get so pumped up that it completely destroys all logic and common sense. So, let me ask the bulls, AFTER all that you can see laid out before you (San Diego, Phoenix, Miami, Las Vegas, Shanghai, HK, Spain, Ireland, Greece, blah-blah-blah), how can you think this will end differently for you? Have your heads really become that enormous? (PS. Homer wrote a nice little volume about this.)”
- chubster at VREAA 6 Nov 2011 2:44pm
Spot on regarding “can’t happen to me” psychology.
Amazing, isn’t it?
Completely relevant to why so many Vancouver owners/buyers see the dots but don’t connect them.