Fifty Shades of Gray isn’t just a good erotic novel. It’s also got a thing or two to teach you about business. Open Forum offers some business lessons from this novel. For example:
You don’t have to reinvent the wheel. James, a 40-something TV exec, openly admits her books started off as “fan fiction” based around the characters in the wildly popular Twilight vampire novels. What plot there is also borrows elements from everything from Pretty Woman toJane Eyre. When James published 50 Shades as a free e-book, she apparently struck a nerve, and the book took off. I can think of many business ideas that weren’t brand-new but became wildly successful by building on an existing product or service with a little tweaking. (Domino’s Pizza is one case. That company made billions by offering a 30-minute money-back guarantee.)
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