Paid in advance

Paid in advance:

“Marcel Dassault, the French aviation pioneer, did a study for the French army that pointed out the value of propellers, and then took over a propeller manufacturer. When he started making planes for the military, he made sure he was paid in advance.”

“The Sure Thing” by Malcolm Gladwell, appearing in The New Yorker, January 18, 2010, page 25.

Paid in advance.

Laeti edimus qui nos subigant!

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About the author: Born and raised in East Texas, Kramer Wetzel, settled in a South Austin trailer park before trailer parks were cool. He now lives in San Antonio, Texas.

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  • Sarah Jan 29, 2010 @ 18:48

    When it’s guaranteed quality, like FGS, I always pay in advance. If it’s someone to fix my plumbing, half in advance, half when the job is done to my satisfaction. My policy.

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