Art & Commerce: This Year Will Suck, If You Let It

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When the phone didn’t ring the week before Christmas, I couldn’t have been more excited. And more stupid.

See, every year since 1991 (the last recession, not counting the months after 9/11), I’d get a new business call or two at the end of December.

Clients who suddenly remembered “Hey, I want a new agency next year and I’m leaving for Jackson Hole in 36 hours” would call and ask for a proposal on Jan.

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