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Said the Spider

Learn sales from our eight-legged friend's greatest architectural accomplishment.

This story appears in the April 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by the way your business keeps you spinning from one sale to the next? Do you ever wish for a simple, visual method of keeping track of all those strands? Perhaps you should take a lesson from the spider.

Spiders are brilliant engineers. After they eat bugs that get caught in their webs, they return to the center of the web to survey the damage. If the web needs repairs, they quickly reconstruct.

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