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The Stadium is Now the Studio and May Soon Be Empty

Professional sports attendance is under pressure. A couple of stats to ponder: 41% of the NFL teams had home attendance under 95% this past season. That compares to 28% of the teams in 2009.  The NBA is even worse: 60% of … Continue reading

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Concrete, Facebook, Lemonade

I clicked on an ad displayed on my Facebook page. Now I bet you’re thinking … one of those smarmy ones and things started going downhill fast. Nope. It was a local contractor Nick Dancer Concrete promoting stained concrete countertops. … Continue reading

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Why Build the Smart into the TV? Beats Me.

The Consumer Electronics Show opens this week and everybody will be falling over themselves showing their version of smart TV. As a consumer, why would I want to buy a major consumer item with built-in obsolescence? I don’t. Build it … Continue reading

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Retail Merchandising Oops! Now What?

I walked up to a FedEx Office location late this afternoon and this is what I saw: Good promotional poster, but wait, it expired 12/31/2010 and today is 1/2/11. Seeing expired promo material in a store is a real pet … Continue reading

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Mall Christmas Shopping – Stepping Away From The Desk

In recent years, I’ve done a majority of my Christmas shopping online. This year was different. I went to the mall two days before Christmas. Was I out of my mind? With my experience in customer satisfaction and the challenges … Continue reading

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The Megamind of Miami. Nope, Not Lebron

One of the best performing mutual fund managers for the past ten years is Bruce Berkowitz. His $17 billion Fairholme Fund has an annualized return of 11.6% over 10 years in which the S&P 500 has risen just 0.7% a year … Continue reading

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Here Comes the Chrome – Google’s New OS Laptop Piloted

Since last Friday, I’ve used Google’s new Chrome OS CR-48 notebook virtually full time as a part of the approx. 60,000 unit beta test. If you use Chrome as your browser, you know Chrome OS. Except, unlike using it on Windows, it … Continue reading

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