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I am of a split mind when it comes to  comparison between the jewelry industry and the fashion industry. On the one hand, jewelry is definitely part of a woman’s wardrobe and it plays an important role in her expression … Continue reading

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Remember a time when different jewelry producers could place their collections in retail stores, and rely on retail stores to bring in traffic? The numbers game back then was one of local customers. Retailers who were on a busy street, … Continue reading

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I’m sitting in a Starbucks getting some work done between appointments. At the table across from me sits a 70ish woman. She’s reading a magazine and she has a Daytimer and pen on the table. From all appearances, she is … Continue reading

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I tend to have very vivid dreams, and when I wake up they’re still with me. But have you ever had a dream and tried to explain it to someone else? It’s difficult to do, because dreams rarely have a … Continue reading

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Today we’re going to talk about how to think. Wait. Before you reject this post immediately, consider this: You’re probably not very good at thinking. Most people aren’t.

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Sometimes I listen to parents complain bitterly about things their toddlers – or teenagers – are doing; things which are totally age-appropriate. If you’re like me, you think to yourself, “as long as you’re a parent, you would have a … Continue reading

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From my earliest days as a business leader, I understood that a business had to have a clear, unified purpose in order to be successful. It was drilled into me – in school, by business thought leaders, by my Boards … Continue reading

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It’s not what you sell . . . it’s how you sell it This question came to our StrategyWerx Facebook page this week: I opened my business a year ago and I’m really proud of my work. I have done … Continue reading

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One of the most important things you can do as a product designer is include customer feedback in your business thinking. I’m not talking about customer satisfaction surveys (though those are important too). I’m talking about impressions of your brand … Continue reading

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              We humans aren’t particularly fond of change. The status quo feels safe, and it allows us to operate on auto-pilot. But while auto-pilot is excellent for basic functions like breathing and walking, it’s … Continue reading

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