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Part Two. Happiness at Work: An Infographic

As we posted yesterday (“Part One. Happiness in Life: An Infographic”), one of our key life goals should be happiness, a state of well-being and contentment. This applies to our work lives — not just our personal lives. So again, … Continue reading

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What Do U.S. Shoppers Spend in Real Time?

What do Americans eat, drink, buy, and spend by the second — in real time? Click the image to see an interactive infographic from Couponbox.com. The image below is static and shows only a small amount of the infographic.   … Continue reading

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Retailers Now Selling Fun Socks, Not Just Boring Ones

With the advent of the popular Happy Socks in 2008, the sock industry has changed dramatically. Here’s the story of Happy Socks by Happy Socks: “Happy Socks started in the spring of 2008. Two friends had a vision: to spread … Continue reading

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Alton Lane: A Great Men’s Wear Customer Experience

Alton Lane is a unique luxury men’s wear retailer with showrooms in New York, Boston, Washington, DC, Dallas, Chicago, Richmond (Virginia), and San Francisco. This is Alton Lane’s approach to creating a distinctive customer experience: EXPERIENCE: “You are invited to get … Continue reading

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Moving On: Turning Personal Failure into Success

We can ALL be a success. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Just be persistent and confident in your abilities, work hard, and learn as much as you can about every facet of your life! This is about YOU being … Continue reading

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Do YOU Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur?

Interested in becoming an entrepreneur? The potential may be great; but risks may be high too. Below, you will find an entrepreneur’s quiz. We have posted several times on entrepreneurship, such as: Starting a Business? What Are the Best Books … Continue reading

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What Makes Great Firms: Tips from Jack Welch

To many expert observers, Jack Welch (who served as CEO of General Electric from 1981 to 2001) was the “Manager of the Century,”  as he was called by Fortune. According to 60 Minutes, the value of GE stock rose by … Continue reading

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