Fears for Sears: Lessons from a Dying Brand

Sears Closing Stores

Ah, Christmas!  It's a magical time of year for family, tradition and gift-giving!  And with an estimated $465.5 Billion spent (in November & December) on holiday gifts this past year, Christmas also serves as a significant barometer for the economy and the success of retail companies everywhere.  Although sales were predicted to increase over ... Continue...

Youtube Changes & The Sky Starts Falling!

Youtube Changes

At the beginning of December, Youtube announced their biggest changes and began rolling them out to users.  ...and a mob of virtual rioters quickly ensued! On December 1st, Youtube uploaded a video enthusiastically announcing and demonstrating their newest updates, and it was met with more "thumbs down" & negative feedback than a Rebecca ... Continue...

Are You Doing This One Thing to Prepare for 2012?

craig ballantyne

2012 IS upon us!  This is my favorite time of year  (not just because of the gift-giving & wonderful holiday parties!), but because I take the time to reflect on what is working in my business and what is not working (are you doing that?).  Here is some insight into that to help you prepare for 2012... In 2009 I made the decision to join a ... Continue...

Buying Psychology & Price Relativity – A Groupon Lesson

Omaha Steaks' Daily Deal

Nothing compelled me more this morning that Groupon's Daily Deal from Omaha Steaks!  Omaha Steaks Rocks, and they had a killer deal for a Steak-Package that would be impossible for anyone to pass up!  This short article is a fascinating study in Human Psychology, What We Value, What We Buy and WHY we Buy...the numbers are all right there in plain ... Continue...