Quote of the Day

"Everything was a business plan. My business plan was to be very, very entertaining, be very wild, turn it on when it’s time to turn it on, turn it off when it’s time to turn it off, and that’s what I did. I built my fan base. I became a mega-star. I became a household name."
-– Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr., on building his brand. (Long Beach PRESS-TELEGRAM, 9/13)
Friday September 13, 2013 Vol. 20 — No. 2 Print This Issue

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