Smart Cookies: What I Learned From Top Girl Scout Cookie Sellers
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
Every year, thousands of people eagerly anticipate the arrival of their Girl Scout cookies.
I'm one of them. I can't resist buying one or two (dozen) boxes. It's a terrific fundraiser for a great organization, and since Girl Scout cookies only come around once a year, you have to buy them - and eat them - when you can. I've been hoarding the last box of Thin Mints in the garage. (Don't tell my wife!)
The average Girl Scout sells about 130 boxes. But last year, Katie Francis, a middle school student from Oklahoma City, blew that right out of the water. She officially shattered the 30-year-old record for most Girl Scout cookies sold in one year - a staggering 21,477 boxes. Talk about volume!
Every year, the media features successful Girl Scout cookie peddlers like Francis. They're usually feel-good, fluffy stories. After all, who doesn't like to read about kids doing good things?
But look beyond the cute kids and cookies, and you can garner some serious business intelligen
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