Spider Eggs or Boring Retail

They were everywhere – spider eggs, spider eggs and more spider eggs. We found these little hard spheres of terror in our kitchen, in the basement, under the couch, on the rug in the living…

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Ownership, Roosevelt Style

Our 26th President was one of the best and a strong leader as evidenced by his adornment on Mount Rushmore. “Speak softly and carry a big stick” is Roosevelt’s best known quote, but my favorite…

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R.I.P. Black Friday

All good things come to an end.  And so it is with Black Friday.  Black Friday used to be the day that retailers, well, went into the ‘black’.  Said differently, it was the day they…

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HOLIDAY SHOPPING: Chicago-Style

Early and often may describe Chicago voting, but it looks like consumers are using this same approach with their holiday shopping.  With gas prices low, the economy generally good and consumers feeling fine about their…

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