CEO to COO and the Quest for Employee Happiness

CEO to COO and the Quest for Employee Happiness

EMPLOYEE HAPPINESS Monday morning started just like every other one for me. I walked into one of my restaurants and greeted my greeter.  She politely said hello and then returned to wiping down the menus, as she prepared for the 11:30am opening. One of our servers...
Welcome to the Future of Amazon Drones & Driverless Cars

Welcome to the Future of Amazon Drones & Driverless Cars

I had a vision of the possible future last night as I was perusing the internet and reading the news. Brick and Mortar stores were closing at a record pace. Restaurants were struggling with high food costs and minimum wage increases. Tesla was at an all-time high, and...
Is Traditional Retail on the Verge of Mass Extinction?

Is Traditional Retail on the Verge of Mass Extinction?

I recently read that the earth is on the cusp of its sixth mass extinction. The first five were cataclysmic geological and/or extraterrestrial events that decimated all life on the planet. The sixth, they say, will be different in that it will be brought about by...
The Eleemosynary Entrepreneur

The Eleemosynary Entrepreneur

You’re probably thinking to yourself, “What on earth does ‘The Eleemosynary Entrepreneur’ mean?”. I came across the word quite some time ago and for some reason, it stuck with me. I think it was because I was embroiled in an existential conundrum, or to put it another...