“Never underestimate a small amount of money gathered by hand for 60 years.”
– Joe Ades
When he wasn’t sipping champagne at the Pierre Hotel or enjoying his three bedroom apartment on Park Avenue, Joe Ades was selling five dollar potato peelers at the Union Street Greenmarket.
Unlike the majority of sales pitches, Joe’s is actually delivered with conviction. There’s none of that overly enthusiastic “late night infomercial” feel to the delivery. There’s also a lot of charisma mixed into the demonstration, something that I notice is lacking in most of the business presentations that I’ve personally seen.
Joe Ades is the perfect example of a master salesman. After watching this video I even wanted to buy a peeler, and I don’t eat potatoes.