It was cloudy and rainy — perfect. The sky and my attitude were completely in sync. I was in a funk, a slump, a pile of gloomy gunk. You know — that place where too many things didn’t go the way you planned, producing a moody mindset you’d love to escape. I wanted to scream…more
‘Tis the season — yep, Halloween (giving to everyone who asks) and Thanksgiving (giving thanks with family) are behind us, and looming ahead is the joyous season that has Santa everywhere stealing the show.
I looked down at my seriously seasoned sneakers and knew it was time. Entering the footwear department at a nearby store I felt as if I were scuba diving for sunken treasure — the boxes of athletic shoes were stacked that deep. Mired in an unending sea of right color, wrong size, my patience was…more
You likely are reading many of the same business news stories I am. One trend I have noticed in the past few years is a closer examination of management strategies and their impact on stockholders’ equity.
A landscaping truck rumbled up to my neighbor’s house, pulling a trailer loaded with equipment and building supplies. They had me at rumbled. During the next few weeks I watched their back patio be transformed into a roomy, open-air entertainment space with an outdoor kitchen, a stone-faced fireplace and a roof that provides soothing shade.
“Ours is a prejudiced industry.” What a way to begin a discussion! Do you believe that? Wanda Kenton Smith made the assertion in her marketing column in the June issue.
What’s the most unusual boat you’ve ever seen? For me, it wasn’t a boat on the water — it was one in the sky. Spanning the top of three 55-story towers in Singapore, it’s a boat-shaped SkyPark, which boasts a restaurant, gardens, a pool and an observation deck.
Managers at all levels this June through August face a critical decision: What to do for the summer vacation? Whether you and your family make a trip to the mountains or to the seaside, your children will be seeking excitement and all things new if you can ensure that their electronic gear stays home.
I was tracking my online purchase like an excited kid. When it was delivered, a goofy grin spread across my face. There it was, my new tablet computer. You know how it is — new gadget, new features, new stuff!
February and March brought snow to the Northeast and even the Southeast. Plows were busy and salt prices rose as demand increased. In the West, there was generally less snow than people hoped there would be, but the water sports industry found lots of it in Steamboat Springs, Colo., during their 2014 Summit in the…more