Author Archives: Andrea Hill

This is the second of a two-part post. To read the first installation, click here. I’m not suggesting collaboration is new – I’m suggesting we need more of it. Here are some examples of collaboration from which we can draw … Continue reading

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Everyone wants to know: What is the future of retail? Who will tell us what it looks like? What do consumers really want? How do we remain relevant?

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For most of grade school and middle school, my granddaughter was homeschooled…at my house. Each morning her mom dropped her off before she went to work, and Aubrey and would I head to our shared office. Most days she jumped … Continue reading

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Clear Expectations Help You Release Control One of the things I like to write about is how to get out of our own way, and how most people get in their own way by fearing change and trying new things. … Continue reading

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The fourth quarter is nearly here, and your head is probably in go-go-go-for-the-holidays mode. That’s good – you’re supposed to make hay while the sun shines, right? But the risk is that you’ll wake up one day soon, the holidays … Continue reading

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I’m giving myself a subscription to Code4 Startup this year. Why? Because I need to learn a new programming language. Of course, I employ excellent programmers, and I don’t need to personally perform any coding for my job. So why … Continue reading

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It’s one thing to have a bad job experience; it’s another thing entirely to watch one’s children go through one. Yet, that’s what they must do. When young people enter the workforce, they are typically subjected to a series of … Continue reading

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When you run a business, your job is to produce and sell value. It is both as simple and as complicated as that. When I see businesses getting value wrong, I have a physical reaction to it – it’s like … Continue reading

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originally posted on LinkedIn The nature of business is competition. There can be collaboration – where businesses team up to compete together. There can be good will, and there should always be ethics and character. There can be tremendous respect … Continue reading

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My favorite afternoon snack is mixed nuts and seeds. There’s a special mix I buy that is perfect except . . . it contains Brazil nuts. I really don’t like Brazil nuts. The good news is that my wife loves … Continue reading

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