Monthly Archives: November 2012

Beverly Hills on $1 or less?

Beverly Hills on $1 or less?

Everyone loves Julia Roberts in “Pretty Woman”, and one of the most memorable scenes is where she is snubbed by a saleswoman while trying to buy a dress at a fancy store on Rodeo Drive. Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills has long cultivated an aura of luxury and elegance, home to such stores as Dior,…

Peapod reimagines itself again…and again

As you can imagine, I have a fascination with anything that takes retail into fresh new territories. One company I’ve always admired is Peapod. The online grocery delivery service reimagined retail with its debut in 1989 – way back in the day, when modems were newfangled devices and AOL was the craze. They weren’t the…

What Can an Agency Learn from Miles Davis?

I have a new book on my nightstand. “Yes to the Mess – SurprisingLeadership Lessons from Jazz” by Frank J. Barrett. Mr. Barrett is a professor of management and global policy at the Naval Postgraduate School. He’s also the former pianist of the Tommy Dorsey Band. He makes the convincing case that the experimentation, individual…