There’s a certain fellow who courts money for a living. He’s very good at what he does; he’s not so good at the human bits. One evening, at a business dinner, the topic of social media arose—replete with air hashtags.
The fellow sat amazed.
So the next day, in an effort to prove himself in the know, he typed a text to one of his co-workers, ending with the hashtag: $winning.
Needless to say, my co-workers and I have adopted it as our own—because it’s awesome.
Speaking of which, rumor has it, the dollar sign was created on April 1, 1778 by a New Orleans businessman by the name of Oliver Pollock. The symbol was created quite by accident, mind. You see, Oliver suffered a bout of poor penmanship. In blurring an abbreviation for ‘peso’ (the standard currency of the time), he gave the illusion of ‘$.’ And the rest, as they say, is history.
Of course, Pollock’s history is so much richer than what we tend to know of it. He basically funded the American Revolution (amongst other things)—and ended up being confined to debtor’s prison for a time, because of it.
With that, I hope this hodgepodge of a post finds you rich, in all the ways that matter . . .