Category Archives: Business

GE Sells Appliance Unit to Chinese Firm, Haier

$5.4 Billion Sale Follows Failed Deal With Electrolux General Electric has announced the sale of its appliance division to the Chinese firm, Haier for 5.4 billion dollars. The sale includes GE's 48% share of Mabe, a Mexican based appliance firm. … Continue reading

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U.S. Sues to Stop Electrolux – GE Appliance Merger

FEDS Sue to Stop Electrolux Deal with GE Appliances In a shocking move, the U.S. Department of Justice filed a lawsuit yesterday seeking to prevent the 3.3 billion dollar sale of the GE Appliance business to Electrolux. According to Chris … Continue reading

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GE Attempt at Deception Doesn’t Fool Anyone

Shocking Overstatement by GE in Leading Trade Magazine ¬† The Nov. 2014 Retail Observer has a two-page GE ad/editorial pronouncing- “GE Appliances is committed as ever to serving our customers and helping them grow their business.” They must be kidding. … Continue reading

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Employee Dress and Appearance at Starbucks

Tattoos OK…Jewelry Not So Much There’s been so much blather on social media about the recently announced Starbucks’ Dress Code, I wanted to see for myself what this dress code actually says. I looked it up, and I’ve attached the … Continue reading

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Management Advice

Peter Drucker’s Wisdom As I review my previous blogs, a brief blog referring to one of Peter Drucker’s famous quotes shows up in my top 10 blogs, no matter how I seem to sort them. It’s at least partly because … Continue reading

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Small Business Marketing

Guerrilla Marketing I was doing some research today, and I came across the name of Jay Conrad Levinson, the author of the book Guerilla Marketing (1984), and the founder of the Guerilla Marketing movement. Unfortunately, Mr. Levinson, died in 2013. … Continue reading

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Boulder City, Nevada – Home to the Fisher Space Pen

The Fisher Space Pen – Very Cool Outside of cool electronic devices and apps, there are a few really popular cool things out there worth sharing. You know, the slinky, the swiss army knife, moleskine notebooks, and…wait for it….The Fisher … Continue reading

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U.S. Appliance Manufacturer Selling Out

Giant appliance company gets bigger General Electric, the company that invented the electric toaster back in 1909, is now the second largest manufacturer of major appliances in the U.S. GE recently announced the sale of its appliance division to another … Continue reading

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Who will buy GE’s appliance division?

GE Appliance Division For Sale General Electric has confirmed that they are in talks with Electrolux and others for the sale of GE’s Appliance division. At 8.3 billion dollars in annual sales (includes appliances and lighting), the numbers are not … Continue reading

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Airline Merger Final – A Bad Day for Flyers

A bad day for flyers and it’s not the weather. Dec. 9, 2013 – The US Airways merger (takeover) with¬†American Airlines was completed today. This ushers in an era of fewer flights, higher prices, more delays, and in short more … Continue reading

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