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(1). Used to refer to a sales team with insufficient resources or seniority. Often used in a self-deprecating way to refer to one’s own efforts to land new clients, while at the same time having the alternative meaning of the sales leader overcoming the insufficiencies of his organization and persisting to win new clients.
“We just completed the European tour. It’s tough man, just two guys and a dog. But we did have good traction with a couple key accounts.”
Props to Adam T. for the submission!
(1). Those useless reports on who does what, how many customers they work with, and so on, and so forth…. The upside: It keeps whole departments of analysts employed. God Bless America (and/or India)!
“So, Jeremy ran the metrics on our regional sales teams. It turns out we have more customers in densely-populated areas than in rural ones. Go figure.”