Tag Archives: generational transfer

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,
18 Dec

Where Troubles Melt Like Lemon Drops…

I’m working through a series of questions about purpose. The first one is: “Why do we feel an organization should aspire to make the world a better place?” Making the world a better place seems to be more important now
17 Dec
29 Nov

Four Freedoms

On January 6, 1941 President Roosevelt forever changed to direction of the nation. He single handedly added freedoms beyond the American Constitution. It was never implied Americans should expect freedom from “want and fear.” While these are wonderful ideals, as
25 Sep

Can You Imagine?

An entire generation of Americans is growing up with no newspapers and very few catalogs. They might not even know what a phone book looks like. Scary stuff for an old retail fart like me! This group is more concerned
24 Sep

What A Shame.

“It is incumbent on every generation to pay its own debts as it goes. A principle which if acted on would save one-half the wars of the world.” Thomas Jefferson After listening to President Bush and then a dozen channels
21 Sep

Generational Training

Greed-is-good Yuppies and Bible-believing conservatives each handle training the same way. This morning I was thinking about personality type as it relates to training. Of course, wondering always leads me to generational questions. Remember we are living and working in
28 Jul

Business Unusual:

This evening seems simply surreal. I’m in Las Vegas preparing to speak to a number of independent furniture store owners at World Market Center. Generational transfer is the topic of the presentation. While reviewing notes it was striking to re-read
21 Jul

Rite of Passage

For the first half of our life, passages are fairly easily marked. We go to school, get a job, find a mate, raise a family and contribute to our community. But a strange thing happens on the way to the
30 Apr

Welcome to the ride of your life!

This spring, The Lively Merchant decided to move from a behind the scenes consulting company to a full service managment company. We bring our considerable and successful retail background to bear on each client situation. The Lively Merchant is run