People

I inspected an industrial property the other day, one location in dozens (maybe hundreds?) of locations owned by this company. The company has got to be one of the most vertically integrated businesses in the world. They design, the manufacture, they distribute, they print point of service signs. They print one million labels a day. On [...]

By |2018-08-21T05:58:55+00:00August 21st, 2018|Automation, Business, Humor, Labor, Management, Technology|Comments Off on People

When is a Mistake Not a Mistake?

McDonald's recently reintroduced Chicken Tenders, a crispy fried chicken breast treat. And promptly ran out of them. For an entire month. Because they were too popular. To make Chicken Tenders one must have chicken breast meat, batter (which is mostly flour, eggs and spices) and a deep fryer. None of these ingredients are in short supply and every [...]

By |2017-12-19T10:46:05+00:00December 19th, 2017|Business, Humor, Management, Marketing, News|Comments Off on When is a Mistake Not a Mistake?

Altruism?

Drew University last week announced that it was slashing its tuition by 20% from $48,336 this year to $38,668 next year. So what prompted this act of altruism? Economic reality. Drew, like many small private universities, has struggled to maintain enrollment while charging a higher-than-average tuition. So how can Drew increase enrollment and maximize revenue? [...]

By |2017-09-18T09:24:56+00:00September 18th, 2017|Bubbles, Children, Economics, Education, Financing, Management, Marketing, News, Profitability, Service, Trends|Comments Off on Altruism?

No, That’s Not What I was Talking About

I don't want to name the item or the company, it is a brand I respect. It is not Delta Airlines for goodness sake. I bought eight of the item three years ago and recently bought two more. But the new ones were different, flimsier, cheaper. I rarely post reviews on Amazon, but this time I [...]

By |2017-08-06T08:44:58+00:00August 6th, 2017|Brand, Business, Communication, Criticism, Customers, Humor, Management|Comments Off on No, That’s Not What I was Talking About

Yes Ann, Delta Sucks

I am a firm anti-ranter, but I decided to make an exception. Friends of ours have a time share in Florence, Italy and they invited Miss Karen and I to join them on their annual trip this fall. Because I am thrifty, I used our Chase Ultimate Rewards miles to buy two tickets. The timing [...]

By |2017-07-28T13:22:45+00:00July 25th, 2017|Management, Travel|Comments Off on Yes Ann, Delta Sucks
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