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Lessons From Target’s Inventory Glut

Get my Sunday note, ‘The Business of Value’ delivered free by signing up here. Never miss a new idea. Hi- I’ve been reading a lot about Target having to reduce prices or discount items to clear their inventory backlog as consumer behaviors change during whatever phase of the pandemic we are in.  This is also an issue […]
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US Soccer’s Attendance Issues…

Get my weekly ticket newsletter, ‘Talking Tickets‘ and get this story and more…delivered free each Friday. 1. The Big Story: Christian Pulisic complains about attendance at a friendly:  Big Ideas: US Soccer has a premium approach to how they price and sell tickets. Empty seats have been an issue unless the team is playing Mexico.  “Growing the […]
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Retiring Certain Myths…

  In the world today, there are certain myths that still stand up…despite being completely wrong: People make decisions based on logic. Impressions matter a lot in advertising. Change happens suddenly. The challenge with any of these myths is that they take hold and they restrict your ability to think creatively. Recently, I was having […]
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How Well Are You Doing The Basics?

  I’ve been doing a lot of research in preparation for a number of different presentations and offerings that I have coming up… If you were to ask me what the common theme of much of my research has been, it has been the need to return to basics. What exactly are the basics? That’s […]
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Can you learn like a scientist in your business?

  Lately, I’ve been reading Yuval Noah Harari’s book Sapiens. Which is simply a book about the history of humankind. Which can sound pretty heady, but it is actually written in a very accessible manner. What caught my attention this morning was the section on the conceits of modern scientific research: We don’t know everything. […]
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