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3 02, 2015

Can’t Stop Eat’in Them

By |February 3rd, 2015|Ambition, Business, Celebrations, Food, Friendship, Girl Scouts, Leadership, Marketing, New Businesses, Products, Selling, Sports, Technology|

Last night I had 5,  the night before I had 5, the night before that I had 5.

Can’t Stop Eat’in Them Thin Mints 

The Girl Scout Cookie Program is the largest, most successful girl-led business in the world and its power to teach girls business and financial skills that will serve them throughout their lives is unrivaled.  Every year nearly 1.5 million Girl Scouts sell about 200 million boxes of [...]

10 11, 2014

READY-SET-GO

By |November 10th, 2014|Ambition, Business, Career Development, drive and ambition, Global, Inspiration, Leadership, Loyalty, New Businesses, Opportunity, Passion, Philanthropy, Technology, The Boston Club, Women's Issues|

WOMEN ARE READY TO GO… ready to have an impact, be fully engaged, to make a difference and be a Director on a Board.

The 12th Annual Census of Women Directors and Executive Officers of Massachusetts Public Companies was released this week.  The 100 largest public companies in Massachusetts set new records of the percentage of women in their boardrooms and executive suites, continuing a three year pattern of progress.  The [...]

2 09, 2014

“Make Them Like You”

By |September 2nd, 2014|Ambition, Business, drive and ambition, Inspiration, Leadership, New Businesses, Opportunity, Passion, Retail Stores, Selling, Sports, Technology, Travel|

TIMING IS EVERYTHING.

September is the month of opportunity. IN RETAIL EVERYONE IS HIRING .  Internal candidates are being interviewed for promotions to build the foundation for the 4th quarter.  How to break through the clutter of interviews and be remembered?

“Make them love you”, has always been my mantra, whether the job is for you or not.  Make an impression. Make a connection. You want an offer!

J Crew’s CEO recently wrote an [...]

26 08, 2014

1 Yr of Retirement-What’s Next?

By |August 26th, 2014|Education, Family, Food, Health and Wellness, Inspiration, New Businesses, Passion, Retail Stores, Technology, Travel, Women's Issues|

This month marks one year since my official retirement from a 40+ year career in retail…so how did I do this first year?

I really dislike the word retirement!  We have to find another way to describe the next phase.  I had lots of goals, (on paper) and have achieved many of them.  ‘Slowing down’ was never a goal, as the pitch of my day and calendar is full.  I [...]

13 05, 2014

Blogs That Inspire Me

By |May 13th, 2014|Business, Education, Fashion, Food, Inspiration, Selling, Technology|

Everyone in the blogging world has those bloggers they follow faithfully.  When I ask friends their favorites, I get so many responses my head spins.  I’m sharing with you some that give me inspiration.

WAVE HILL WALL OF JEWELS

WAVE HILL WALL OF JEWELSPosted: 05 May 2014 07:07 AM PDT

I had a hankering this weekend to visit Wave Hill, a beautiful garden in Riverdale, NYC,  in the Bronx. There were a couple of [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

24 12, 2013

52 Hours In NYC

By |December 24th, 2013|Business, Holidays, Technology, Travel|

I had to go to get my shot of adrenaline, excitement, holiday transfusion and breathe the energy. Arriving at Peter’s apt where I lived twice a month for 17 years, looking down at Madison Ave from the 4th floor window, I felt a bit of anxiety, voyeurism, as I did not live there anymore. So I got on my walking boots and went to my usual jaunts. First to [...]