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PART 1: ANECDOTES and ASSIGNMENTS from a salesman’s life (1948-1979)Bob Denton, 2019

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WHY ANECDOTES 
FOREWORD
EARLY LIFE          
                Serendipity
                Arachnophobia
                Religious Persuasion
                No Grandads
                Step Uncles
                Soulsby-searching
                Bristol
                All-weather sports
                Escapism
                Thin on books – and comics
                Televisions
                Bristol Ls
SCHOOL and LEARNING  
                Cotham Grammar School
                My dark side
MEETING JANE   
                Stepping out
                A real Superstar
                No careers advice
                College
CASUAL WORK   
                Sunbathing, peeping and fleas
                Lost innocence
                Furniture bumping
                Grave concerns
                Retail therapy
                Longlife and prosper
                When the fun stops, stop!
MOVING ON       
                Getting mobile
                Civil servant
WORKING FOR OTHERS
SWEDA
 
                First real job
                Industry context
                Selling the hard way
                First sale
                Demo incidents
                First event managed
                Getting married
                PLYMOUTH – flat – November 1968
                Down from that Lunnon
                SALTASH – August 1969
                D-day v.2 15Feb1971
                Deals means trips
HAVING CHILDREN           
                Sarah, Plymouth – 1969
                Matt, Thornbury, 1971
                THORNBURY – 1970
DRIVING               
                Off the radar
                Morris 1000 Traveller
XEROX   
                Training
                Xerox dems
                Opposition
               Territories
                Watering holes
                First family foreign holiday
HUGIN   
                Electronic Cash Registers (ECRs)
                Global conference
                Pioneering
                Family in Stockholm
                BYFLEET – 1974
                Demming ECRs
                Product Codes
                Swedish Management
                Swedish language
                Living with DCP
                Legends
SENELCO               
                Black & White
KEYMED              
                Flawed cast
                Valuable inspections
                SOUTH BENFLEET – 1976
                Going international
                Northern Odyssey
                Coast to coast
                Conspiracy theories
TEXAS INSTRUMENTS    
                Evita
                HR grading
                Living by the foil
                Back-door knowledge
                Learning products
                European differences
                Pan-handling
                The Big Orange
                CARLTON -1978
                TI 99 series
                The big picture
ACE/DIXONS 
PART 1: CONCLUSIONS

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