Reflections on the Number 200

Two years ago I was sitting with a mom group after a trip to open gym at our local gymnastics spot.  Very new to the group they asked me about myself.  I let them know I was working on writing a book about retail.  They looked at me and smiled, “Oh so you keep a… Read More

Children and Retail

As I was walking the sales floor on a beautiful summer day in our Sedona location  a young girl, maybe 6 or 7 approached me with a belly dancing sash that tied around your pants.  It was a loud hot pink with three rows of flimsy silver coins that captured the light beaming in from the… Read More

Unlikely Lessons From an Unlikely Manager

November 2008 It had been two months since I had fired my own manager, Matt, when I received a phone call from my DM.  There had been three applicants for the manager’s position, one, in particular, had been a lead contestant for the position.  He seemed clean-cut, young, professional arriving in a full suit for… Read More