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September 2011

BUSINESS LESSONS LEARNED FROM BORDERS

In September, 2006 (just five years ago), Borders – a 40-year-old company — was profitable and growing.  It was the number two book retailer in the U.S., selling cheap books at discount prices.  Borders’ competitive advantage in its heyday was … Continue reading

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UNCOMMON COURTESY

It seems any time the word “common” is included in a phrase or expression, one often finds it is really not so “common” after all.  Take, for instance, common sense.  Common sense means to have sound and prudent judgment based … Continue reading

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EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

It was 10 years ago yesterday that the United States experienced the most devastating and tragic acts of terrorism in our nation’s history.  No one will forget where they were when the events of that day began to unfold.  Most … Continue reading

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LIFELONG LEARNING

As summer begins to wind down and children head back to school, we are reminded of the sounds, smells and sights of school. A bouquet of sharpened pencils. The sound of zipping new backpacks. The crinkle of brown paper lunch … Continue reading

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