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September 17, 2014If you intend to stay in business, innovation is the "in" that will keep you in the game. So, with that supposition in mind, we've decided to make innovation the theme of this year's Leadership Conference. (Click here for details.) Our theme is Are You In(novative)? and we plan to tie innovation to each of our presentations during this year's conference, set for Dec. 2-4 at the lovely Ritz-Carlton Beach Resort in Naples, Fla. To show you the absolute connection between innovation and profitability, Steve Barr, partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP., will share findings from a recent ...
September 10, 2014We will call this "The Plight of the Small Vendor." It includes some heartfelt comments from a vendor seeking to find a niche in the bedding arena. The vendor shared these thoughts with me but then had serious second thoughts about going public with his views, and asked me not to publish them. I agreed. Since then I’ve reflected on this vendor’s letter to me. It contains some points that deserve public discussion, I think. So I’ve taken out all personal references, and I’ve gotten permission from the vendor to release this version of his letter ...
Law and the Business of Furniture
September 8, 2014Talk to people, browse the web, or read the news, and there’s a company you’ll probably come across: Surya. In a challenging economy and fast-changing industry, the home decor and rug company has seen fast growth. What are some secrets to their success and what can our industry learn from them? I discussed this with Surya President Satya Tiwari. An edited version of our conversation is below. I would be interested in any thoughts you have about any topic discussed in this interview, so feel free to comment below or email me at email@example.com. Satya, let ...
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