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Getting to Stardom

Contributed by softerware on Friday, 6th November 2015 @ 09:16:47 PM in AEST
Topic: Lifepoems

To win corporate games; your fame’s in your name! No one below will deny it;
Whether you call yourself AT&T, ARCO, The RITZ or the HYATT!

With names so forgetful, their coffers were debtful;
And just when no hope was in sight;
Each one overhauled the name they were called;
Here’s hoping that they got it right!

Integrated Electronic Microchip wasn’t a name that would sell;
So they stopped in mid-stride, advertised “It’s inside”—and we bought their chips as INTEL.

Jeff Bezos soon shot his firm to the top, by starting its name with an “A”;
To grow big as ever, he mimicked a river, and AMAZON, won him the day!

Using-The-Sky-to-Talk-Peer-to-Peer was as awkward to say as to type!
And thus to engender a word we’d remember, they shortened their handle to SKYPE.

This owner loved ships and read Moby Dick; hoping it might bring him luck;
He borrowed the fame of the chief mate’s first name, and that's why we call it STARBUCKs.

Microcomputers and software combined to keep this new business aloft;
He merged the two words, gave the credit to nerds, and Bill named it MICROSOFT.

Frank Epperson thought his treats were ICE POPs; but his grandkids were stubborn and fickle!
They soon got their way, and that’s why today, we all ask for one of POP’s SICKLES.

Bill and Dave tossed a coin to be boss, determining whose name should rule it!
If they had flipped heads, we might have all said: “I bought it from PACKARD and HEWLETT!”

With car radios, they started out slow; but we recall best their Victrolas!
Remembering their past, to ensure fame would last, they branded themselves MOTOROLA.

ECHO BAY came to be their first name; but alas, the domain had been taken;
So they gave up the “cho” and as we all know, EBAY’s a name not mistaken!

To beat NCR, T. Watson went far with Business Machines International;
He scored once again, when he chose IBM as a catchphrase that sounded more rational.

We loved BABY GAYS, but the name didn’t say, cotton-soft quality wipes;
But it rolled off our lips, when he called them Q-TIPS, and millions have henceforth been swiped!

The public will steer to what catches its ear; as Johnson and Johnson would say:
Adhesive Bandages may be correct, but BAND-AID said help’s on its way!

So if you are bound, to garner renown, you need to bone up on PR;
Or come to rely, on just getting by; and gazing with us at the stars!

Copyright © softerware ... [ 2015-11-06 21:16:47]
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Re: Getting to Stardom (User Rating: 1 )
by speedy on Friday, 6th November 2015 @ 09:38:55 PM AEST
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Great write.

Hannah B

Re: Getting to Stardom (User Rating: 1 )
by Invierno on Friday, 6th November 2015 @ 09:47:34 PM AEST
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I can scarce express how clever you are. You truly are a master in creating words of art- combining your knowledge, innate genius for poetry and a nimble mind to dance it all upon.

Very well done, and oh, so much fun; the praise above well earned,
not only did I enjoy my time, but so many fun facts did I learn!


Re: Getting to Stardom (User Rating: 1 )
by xHeathenx on Saturday, 7th November 2015 @ 07:52:01 AM AEST
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Again and again, you surprise and stay just outside the herd.
Almost in a story like babe, charlotte's web, Watership down, or animal farm, you appear to be the cat with a most uncanny series of words to offer.

When the words seem clear, you go in a completely separate windowsill and speak a whole other message. Quite surprising you are!

Quite honestly I don't know how you learn these facts, or how you learn to think to string them together in manner of poetry, but you do, and you do it in a way that illustrates an implication of finesse as well as grace.

Well done. :D

Re: Getting to Stardom (User Rating: 1 )
by Former_Member on Saturday, 7th November 2015 @ 05:17:54 PM AEST
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i'm crap with computers , so I stopped reading.

Re: Getting to Stardom (User Rating: 1 )
by unknown_utopia on Monday, 9th November 2015 @ 03:53:07 AM AEST
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Clever flow indeed....

Re: Getting to Stardom (User Rating: 1 )
by Beyfoxman5 on Tuesday, 10th November 2015 @ 05:25:44 AM AEST
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Frankly, an incredible write. I truly appreciate your comments on my las test write.



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