Popcorn experience leaves behind kernels of kindness

Gitomer, Jeffrey
October 2006
Journal of Business (10756124);10/26/2006, Vol. 21 Issue 22, pA16
Trade Publication
The article discusses the author's experience of going to a hardware store that gives away popcorn. When he entered the store, he went directly to the popcorn machine and found a guy scooping some popcorn. He thought that the guy would take all the popcorn, but he was surprised when the guy handed him the last bag of the popcorn. He realized that random acts of kindness are powerful enough to change one's mind and attitude.


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