Sad passing of a legendary pitchman.

Been a sad week for entrepreneurs and pitchmen.  The one ongoing reader of this blog knows how much I love them – see here – for example. (Just watch the video if you have ADD). Billy Mays, we salute you, are sad about your passing and hope we can learn something from your entertaining and profitable life.

Strangely, looking at Youtube videos of Billy Mays, I realised that at least three of the products he has advertised have been pitched to me in the past 6 months by people that have invented something thatthey think will change the world. Bad news is, Billy Mays got there first and made more money from them than you have ever forecast/imagined. Good news is that you might get the chance to pitch without awesome competition.