Sinclair Lewis

“…the Romantic Hero was no longer the knight, the wandering poet, the cowpuncher, the aviator, nor the brave young district attorney, but the great sales-manager, who had an Analysis of Merchandising Problems on his glass-topped desk, whose title of nobility was ‘go-getter’ -Sinclair Lewis TRANSLATION: There’s nothing more valuable than a Titan sales executive being … Continue reading Sinclair Lewis

The Growth Factor

The number of times I have encountered the “Apple Effect” are too numerous to count. What is the Apple Effect? It is the textbook example of when entrepreneur Steve Jobs started Apple Computer in his garage and grew to epic proportions. Jobs ran into trouble when the company reached a certain point and required a … Continue reading The Growth Factor

Are There Any Doubts?

At the beginning of this school year, my daughter Amanda entered 2nd Grade. Every week, they would take a spelling test which consisted of three parts: The current week’s words, bonus words (which were harder) and special sentences. Children were not required to do the bonus words, only if they wanted extra credit. For the … Continue reading Are There Any Doubts?