Things and Feelings: Retail Innovation

The traditional model of brick and mortar is taking a beating from well-executed e-commerce. This comes as no surprise. You saw it coming. Probably even lost sleep about its eventual arrival. Well, here it is. So stop complaining and get used to it. The internet is (at least partially) responsible for a decrease in sales and for the lack of customers through the door. Still, … Continue reading Things and Feelings: Retail Innovation

Discovery

i. I don’t run much anymore. This isn’t by choice. I’d still be out there pounding wicked long miles in scorching humidity if it weren’t for a knee injury I sustained while doing, of all things, karaoke. But I shrug it off. Because even if I had a chance to redo my off-key performance, I’d still go through with it. I’d say yes to the DJ as … Continue reading Discovery

Your Thing

AUDIO OF THIS BLOG POST:  What do you want to do every day until you die? Do you want to write books? Teach kindergarten? Hike the Mongolian steppe? Do you want to lead bike tours? Collect Care Bears? Make short films in México City? Photograph steaming cups of espresso in the American midwest? Seriously, what’s your thing? That one thing that, if you did it, would … Continue reading Your Thing

Minor Inspirations

AUDIO OF THIS BLOG POST I’m not a big fan of business books. I read them on occasion, but generally find them to be a couple hundred pages of stories and anecdotes used to reinforce a few main ideas, at most. I’ve currently got my nose in a couple, and they’re doozies (Reinventing You and Little Bets). But frankly, I’m zipping through them so I can … Continue reading Minor Inspirations

GU-phoria

AUDIO OF THIS BLOG POST 1 I have to admit I was a little intimidated by GU‘s invitation to work with their sales team. As a long-time retailer, I worried my one-sided experience would make my messaging less relevant to vendors. Part of me was expecting the room of fifty-plus sales reps from across the country to like at me like, “What the heck could … Continue reading GU-phoria

TG Training and Education

No matter what you do, I can be of service to your organization. But first you (and your team) have to want to evolve. Big difference between lip service and action. Bottom line: you have to want to shift your status quo. Here’s a secret – even if everything is rolling along just fine, your now, your status quo, will benefit from a shift. Kind of … Continue reading TG Training and Education