The One Place It’s OK to Be Old Is in the Boardroom

The One Place It’s OK to Be Old Is in the Boardroom

The boardroom has become the one place in business where executives don’t need to worry about being too old. While aging directors bring years of experience and stability to the table, their lingering for longer than expected means there are fewer board seats available to younger candidates. These may be candidates who are experienced in the…

Getting the Most Value from Your Holiday Season

Getting the Most Value from Your Holiday Season

The Thanksgiving Day feast is barely digested – yet there is still a week or so of leftovers remaining.  I remember, as a child growing-up in Endicott, New York, always marveling at the variety of dishes that could be made from the remnants.  With so many leftovers from every dish served during the prior day’s…

Amazon.com; Change-agent of Retail & Logistics

I grew up in Endicott, New York.  Its claim to fame is being the birthplace of International Business Machines Corporation (IBM).  In the mid-60’s through the mid-80’s, Washington Avenue (the main retail district) – also known simply as “The Ave” – was a-buzz with retail activities from family-owned retailers such as Burt’s (a department store) and Kline’s (a…

Eurologistics Magazine: RFID; Ubiquitous in America – and coming soon to the EU – February 2011

Eurologistics Magazine: RFID; Ubiquitous in America – and coming soon to the EU – February 2011

“RFID wszechobecna w Ameryce”, published in the February 2011 issue of Eurologistics Magazine – in Polish. Download PDF “RFID; Ubiquitous in America – and coming soon to the EU” – the article in English. Download PDF

Question: How do I Increase My Sales in a Down Economy? Answer: Sell.

Question: How do I Increase My Sales in a Down Economy? Answer: Sell.

I have been reading countless articles, and listening to as many newscasts, that all forecast a dismal Holiday season for retailers. And it seems that every retailer is warning their investors to prepare for the worst: lower overall sales, lower margins, lower same-store sales, etc… The news is grim, as customers reportedly tighten their purse-strings…