The Story Behind The "Frankism"
Each week, every Friday to be specific, Worlco posted a "Frankism" with the hashtag #FrankismFriday. We promised after several weeks of filling your timeline with quotes/sayings that we would share with you the story behind them all.
Frank Parisi is the man behind the "Frankisms." Frank is one of the original founding partners of Worlco and is currently the Managing Partner/CFO/COO of the company. He has a prior background and experience in Sales and Sales Management and over 20 years with IBM. Frank has a BS Degree in Electrical Engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI).
You may have wondered what the reoccurring background was on all of the "Frankism" posts.. It was the ACTUAL book cover! Here is a picture of the book that YOU can purchase to read even more "Frankims"! (See end of blog post for website.)
We took the time to interview Frank to really understand the Frankisms...Enjoy!
How did "Frankisms" begin?
Over the years, "not by design" Frank admits, He picked up on sayings and "pearls of wisdom" that he heard in the work place during his career growth. He was able to remember and recall them at the most perfect times making people laugh, or stop to think deeply about what in the world he actually meant! Frank stressed that this is an "NIH" situation (Not Invented Here) he has picked up on these along the way and gave it his own style, but they were not named "Frankisms" JUST YET!
Whose idea was it to make a book?
10-11 years ago Worlco threw a retirement party for Frank. Two of Frank's sons, Tony and John, accumulated sayings that Frank was known for. They put them into a packet and surprised Frank with a roast type of retirement party game where one son said the saying, and the other tried to decipher the meaning. The game was a hit! The night was filled with laughter and memories. Soon after, they put these sayings into a book form, named it Frankisms and published it.
The party they threw for Frank was a surprise, but he had a slight feeling that everyone was up to something!
Here is a picture of the original packet Tony and John made up for the "Roast"
Are there any "Frankisms" that are not in the book?
"Oh yeah! A lot are not in the book." - Frank
Looks like he has got a lot more up his sleeve!
Will there be a sequel?
Frank's sons are talking about a Volume II. Maybe we will get to read even more "Frankisms"!
Where can our followers purchase "Frankisms"?
The book was published through LuluPress. You can click here to purchase it!
"Best $9.95 investment available." - Frank
Hope you enjoyed! :)