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15 04, 2014

Bad Guys Beware…we’re on it

By |April 15th, 2014|Business, Education, Fashion, Technology|

I’ve been pick-pocketed at haymarket( I was naive), passport stolen in a hotel lobby (I let my guard down), hacked while ordering holiday gifts from the internet at an airport (bad guys bought shoes from Zappos minutes later), hacked while ordering theater tickets from a hotel wifi, bumped in the subway and the handsome young man looked me in the eye, and almost got my $ (it was hooked [...]

8 04, 2014

Not Done, Only Just Begun

By |April 8th, 2014|Business, Education, Inspiration, Leadership, Women's Issues|

I am surrounded  by amazing women who I have worked with in the past, and now do good work in their next chapter of a (giving back) career, and contribute to the lives of others and their own fulfillment in so many ways.  It’s spring in Napa,  California, and I had the pleasure of being there this weekend to see friends and celebrate Judi, my dear retail colleague, in [...]

1 04, 2014

42 and Still Counting!

By |April 1st, 2014|Business, Family, Food, Technology, Travel, Uncategorized|

Most people go someplace warm to get away from the winter blues.  Not us…we always go north and this year it was Quebec City.  We spent our honeymoon here 42 years ago so instead of going to an Elvis Chapel, (he really wants to do this) we stayed at the same hotel, ate at the same restaurants, walked the same streets, shopped and discovered new shops and markets.  What [...]

24 03, 2014

How many languages can you speak?

By |March 24th, 2014|Business, Education, Family, New Businesses, Technology|

Who is married to who?  You might be from the US married to an Asian, an Asian married to someone from India, a Turk married to a someone from Spain, a Columbian married to an Asian, an Asian married to someone from an Africa country…the list goes on

I had the pleasure of being involved with the international schools when I was in Dubai,  the exposure to curriculum and programs [...]

18 03, 2014

What’s With Bossy?

By |March 18th, 2014|Business, Family, Leadership, Women's Issues|

“You’re not the boss of me” -( yes I am because I am your mother and this is my job)

“You’re  treating me like your employee and telling me what to do”- (yes because there are things that need to be done)

Last week there was a lot of dialogue in the news about banning the word ‘bossy’.  Sheryl Sandberg’s foundation, LeanIn.org, has teamed up with the Girl Scouts for a [...]

11 03, 2014

Mind Explosion New and Old

By |March 11th, 2014|Business, Fashion, New Businesses, Travel|

 

Last week I had the pleasure to travel to Dubai,  and after this incredible trip I wish everyone under 30 could visit, or work, to experience  what is happening in the world,  the blending of  multiple cultures living together to produce economic prosperity. Looking at a map, it is situated on the Persian Gulf, across from Iran, next to Oman, Qatar. Dubai is part of the UAE, the seven [...]

25 02, 2014

Rocky Mountain High

By |February 25th, 2014|Business, Fashion, Food, Health and Wellness, New Businesses, Travel|

When in Rome?
Last week I was in Durango, Colorado, where my son lived for 7 years. I do love it there, sunny every day, blue sky, crisp clean air to breathe, and a sense of freedom. The style I call Arty Cowboy. A high school friend, Tari, lives nearby, so we met and started planning our 50th reunion. At lunch we asked our waiter about the closest dispensary. [...]

18 02, 2014

What was Ralph thinking?

By |February 18th, 2014|Business, Fashion, Leadership, Sports, Women's Issues|

Really Ralph? What were you thinking? Is it a bit too American? Too overpowering? Well the sweater sold out within hours with a price tag of $595. Now you can find them on eBay! Price tag $1995! Don’t you love it now? Ralph Lauren posted earnings and sales forecasts February 5th beating Wall Street predictions with quarterly profits up 9.7% over the year prior. This is the premier American [...]

28 01, 2014

Loyalty Both Ways

By |January 28th, 2014|Business, Leadership, Loyalty|

You know what bugs me? Eliminating full time positions for part time positions in the retail sector.

Let me explain:When I shop I’ve been experimenting with this question,”are you full time or part time?”

Conclusion: PTmers are nice enough, but don’t know the answer or have the expertise, not for lack of desire, they simply are not at work long enough to learn. Recent experiences at REI, Best Buys, and Staples, [...]

21 01, 2014

It’s All About The ‘HUNT’

By |January 21st, 2014|Business, Leadership, Loyalty, New Businesses, Technology, Women's Issues|

As a shopper the fun is in the ‘HUNT’ for the for the best product! Whether you shop a flea market, or a store chocked full of new or old goods to pick through, the time spent and the final choice is the reward.
As a business owner the ‘HUNT’ is the search for customers and today it is about using BIG DATA (the new buzz word) to find [...]