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Retail Leadership

29 September, 2014 Posted by John G. Self
Ronald Reagan mastered the concept of wholesale leadership.  Some would argue he was THE master. Reagan understood the value of television — he could, using his skills as an actor, reach out in a compelling manner and influence millions of voters through his beautifully scripted presentations.  Even his opponents respected his ability to shape public […] Read more»

When Value Is Not Valuable

19 June, 2012 Posted by John G. Self
Obtaining value in purchasing goods and services becomes extremely important when the economy slows.  However, the reality of value can be illusive. “Value” in today’s economy is among the most used and abused words in marketing, followed by the popular brochure cliché “partnering relationship.” In retail, buying a $1,400 men’s suit and getting a second […] Read more»