23 Jan

The Lively Merchant Headlines in Vegas

Catch The Lively Merchant in Vegas this week during the first Next Generation-NOW educational session at the Las Vegas Furniture Market on Tuesday, January 25 from 4:00 – 5:00 pm in the new Retailer Resource Center, WMC-C488/496. In this session,
13 Jan
09 Dec

Why Don’t You Try This?

Dr. Howard Thurman was born in 1899 in the segregated South. In 1923, Thurman graduated from Morehouse College as valedictorian. He was ordained a Baptist minister in 1925, after completing his study at the Colgate Rochester Crozer Divinity School. He
19 Oct

You can’t reason your way out of this

Ah, the good old days! Fact is, the furniture industry was successful in the 1950’s and the 1970’s and 1990’s. But “nothing fails like success,” says Gerald Nachman, cultural historian and founder of www.thecolumnist.com. Financial success turned our industry into
20 Jul

How To Speak Your Future Into Existence

Theodore Roosevelt made stuff happen. He didn’t have the patience to sit around and see what might come from Congress. On May 6, 1903, he declared the Grand Canyon unparalleled throughout the rest of the world. Then in 1908, without
23 Apr

How to persuade a crowd

TS Eliot said, “Business today consists in persuading crowds.” Do you believe your marketing and training message is persuasive? Does your organization show understanding, trust, threat, tension, surprise, substitution, specificity, social proof, similarity, repetition, push, pull, perception, passion, obligation, objectivity,
10 Mar

Digital Nomads

Hugh MacLeod said, “The old ways are dead. And you need people around you who concur. That means hanging out more with the creative people, the freaks, the real visionaries, than you’re already doing. Thinking more about what their needs
21 Feb

Do you believe the world is changing?

I wonder if any of you remember the famous speech from the ’87 classic Wall Street? Gekko the super slick stockbroker with the $5,000 suits told us: “The point is, ladies and gentleman, that greed- for lack of a better
17 Feb
16 Feb

Did You Miss the Web Summit? Listen/Watch Here

Many of you have asked for information about the Industry-Wide Web Summit we conducted at the market in Vegas. For your listening and viewing pleasure, here are pictures from the event plus the PowerPoint presentations and audio commentary from each