Top Down. Bottom Up !

clicked at Madurai

They hang it from the top. From all sides. And all angles.

Just to ensure your eye catches it. And then, they layer it well. With the colour showing. And the patterns beaming. And of course, they bargain till the last paise ! A friend tells me that there is a science behind it !

I am sure there is. It is beyond doubt that these people haven’t studied the science in a B School. Good for them. For they continue to do roaring business in the most intense times of depression. Credit is unknown in this world !

A professor i talked to, said, that only these chaps seemed to be beating out the recession. And i took a bow ! Wasn’t this wonderful !?!

Top Down ! That’s the way things seemed to be hanging. And working too.

And then, i spotted this.

clicked at Madurai

The chaps who sell these chairs, sell almost everything by evening. Every evening. Every day. They sell only for cash. And buy for the same too. And the wares that they sell last a good few years. And these people still do good business. Very good business.

This was Bottom Up ! And working too.

Top Down or Bottom UP, whilst the suits were folding up with ‘bailouts’ and ‘bankruptcy’ in their lips, here are examples of how the original components of of commerce & trade hold value : Buyer. Seller. Value. Exchange. Money. Real Transactions !

Somewhere along the way, as we acquired new suits, new jargon, and a new education, i guess ‘Top Down’ and ‘Bottom Up’ acquired new meaning and habits too.

Sigh !

10 thoughts on “Top Down. Bottom Up !

  1. And then there is a bangle wallah in Gariahat, Kolkata who sits in his miniscule stall selling glasss bangles(not even a shop) and who owns a 2 crore flat just across the street!

  2. Priya says:

    Sometimes easy to grab and go and those chairs are marketing strategy. If its in the same line, do u think u wud have clicked that shot. Thaz the catch making design and attractive.

  3. Kavi,

    There is something to be said for not knowing the spelling of recession, GDP,downturn,increment etc etc. Makes you look on everything as a challenge without trying to sit and slot it into a B school definition. Kudos to the top-down,bottoms-up folk.

    In the meanwhile, those who passed exams, do the side-to-side shuffle as they wait for recruiters and jobs …..

  4. Jeevan says:

    Pretty ideas! and the value increases when it caught your eyes to brought up here,kavi. life is the best lessons they have learn and we also learn from them! 🙂

  5. Business that generates instant CASH always the best.

  6. Jairam says:

    KISS (Keep It Simple, Stupid) turns out to be the best strategy in this complicated world we live in. Anybody who buys low and sells high nowadays ends up beating any recessionary trends. And in today’s world, dealing in ready cash, rather than any form of credit makes immense sense.

  7. They are slow, steady, traditional yet sure shot winners.

  8. Pearl says:

    There’s something to be said for “cash only”.

    What would happen if EVERYTHING were cash only?


  9. Kavi says:

    Roshini : 2 crores ! Simple stuff gets you loads i guess !

    Priya : Yes..i guess its important to get the design and display right !

    Ugich Konitari : Thats the sad situation. To see those shuffling feet. I wonder when the ball will turn !

    Jeevan : thanks ! And yes, these people teach you with what they do and the way they are ! Everyone does !

    Hobo; I cant agree with you more !!

    Jairam : KISS has been an adage everybody knows but hardly anybody practices ! in the business world with jargon and complications !

    Maduraiveeran : Absolutely. Sure shot, is the phrase to watch !!

    Peal : Everything were cash only, would spew a whole lot of unemployment. Especially for the banks and credit card companies !

    Harekrihsnaji : Thank YOu !

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