Monthly Archives: July 2012

J.C. Penney new retail strategy is missing something – customers

Having written a couple blogs regarding J.C. Penney's new retail strategy, I decided to do some empirical research and visit a couple of their stores. I felt well-versed on what they were trying to do, but wanted to see for … Continue reading

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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Appliance Salespeople

    Steven Covey recently died of complications from an injury suffered in a bicycle accident. He's most famous for his bestseller, The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Here are 7 entirely different habits that are characteristic habits of … Continue reading

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A visit to a San Francisco Landmark – City Lights Bookstore.

On a recent trip to San Francisco we made a visit to North Beach, a pilgrimage of sorts to City Lights Bookstore. Founded in 1953 by the poet Laurence Ferlinghetti and Peter Martin, City Lights is both a bookstore and … Continue reading

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PCBC2012 Exhibit – A few of my favorite things

Intelligent Innovation I like innovation that just makes sense. These are products that you look at and “get” right away. Here are two items that I saw at the 2012 PCBC that fit my definition of Intelligent Innovation: Simplicikey Doesn't … Continue reading

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PCBC 2012 – A tale of two shows

  I went to my first PCBC in 1990. It's been a long love affair attending the show for a decade as a customer and thereafter working as an exhibitor. Now an independent freelance writer and blogger, I needn't report … Continue reading

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50+ Housing Forum at PCBC2012

Thursday afternoon the 50+ Housing Forum hosted a Developer Panel The Future Begins Now, A 50+ Developer Panel moderated by Helen Foster of Foster Strategy, LLC. Panelists were: Mitch Brown, Chief Development Officer, Kisco Senior Living Deborah Blake, Principal, The … Continue reading

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