That's the advice that Alec Baldwin's character gives to a roomful of ragged salesmen in the movie Glengarry Glen Ross.
Always Be Closing. The same message could easily apply to almost everyone who shares on the web. We're all trying to close. We want to close our potential employers, our readers, our buyers, our friends, and sometimes, even ourselves.
A remarkable story first started to get some attention last week, when SI.com's Joe Posnanski wrote about Kansas City Royals pitcher Gil Meche's decision to retire at the age of 32 even though that meant walking way from a guaranteed $12.4 million.
Before she was a part of the modern British Invasion, neo-soul singer Duffy was just another struggling artist. Working as a waitress during the day, she recorded songs at night and learned to make music by herself. Her debut album, Rockferry, was four years in the making, and well worth the effort. It soared up the album charts and substantiated Duffy's place in the industry.