…it’s Revenue no matter where it comes from

Yesterday I wrote that the job of a reporter is to generate revenue and that is what drives editors: That's the dirty little secret. It's not reporters who decide what it newsworthy, it's not anchors or pundits on CNN or CBS that decide what is newsworthy, it's not never newspaper editors that decide what is … Continue reading …it’s Revenue no matter where it comes from

Subscription Commentary NECCO Wafers and the Trump Economy

Today we premiere the first of a new Series of short Subscription Commentaries that replaces the old podcast. This particular commentary will be open to all but future commentaries will be for paid subscribers only Today's commentary is titled NECCO Wafers and the Trump Economy Incidentally packages of NECCO wafers are selling for ungodly amounts … Continue reading Subscription Commentary NECCO Wafers and the Trump Economy

The Importance Of Customer Interaction

Customer engagement has always been important to a business, and with the rise of the digital age, there are now so many ways for that to be optimized that it is now no longer an option, it’s a priority. From the ways that they can discuss your business on your website to the ways that … Continue reading The Importance Of Customer Interaction

The Death of Toys ‘R’ Us – Not a Murder but a Suicide

News of the financial problems at Toys 'R' Us had been in my local news long before it became big national news, because we have a store in my area that people were concerned about closing, back when the chain was simply going to shut some stores in an effort to stay in business, before … Continue reading The Death of Toys ‘R’ Us – Not a Murder but a Suicide

How to Attract Local Customers to Your Business

Trying to attract new customers to a business is something every company tries to do, though for the small business it can be particularly hard. You have smaller budgets for advertising, and you rely more on local custom than larger companies. However, there are still things you can do to get the new customers you … Continue reading How to Attract Local Customers to Your Business

Illinois’ bubbling soda tax rebellion

By John Ruberry "And it was inevitable that some of these people pushed back..." Ray Bradbury, The Martian Chronicles. Could it be that the deep-blue residents of America's second-most populous county, Cook County--Chicago is the county seat--have had enough? Probably not, at least yet. But serious dissent may be bubbling as the effects of Cook … Continue reading Illinois’ bubbling soda tax rebellion

The Bad News: My Layoff Bleg Goal $2500 by August 10 ($1410 down $1090 to go)

Update: $1410 of $2500 raised so far (8-14-17) A few weeks ago I and the rest of the people on 3rd shift at the warehouse where I've worked since 2015 were informed that said 3rd shift was to be eliminated. On Friday with 30 minutes left to our final shift our small Band of Brothers … Continue reading The Bad News: My Layoff Bleg Goal $2500 by August 10 ($1410 down $1090 to go)

Cause and effect: Kellogg’s edition

Hot Dog Vender:Got no opinions Sir, they’re bad for business Inherit the Wind 1960 One of the values of a being either company operating in a niche market, or serving primarily a niche market is that if you have strong political opinions consistent with said niche market you can release them in public secure in … Continue reading Cause and effect: Kellogg’s edition

About that Detroit comeback

By John Ruberry Type "Detroit revival" or "Detroit comeback" into your Google search box and you'll collect a lot of hits and discover glowing yarns about the turnaround of what was once one of America's greatest cities. Here's one from Forbes just last week. There is even a Pure Michigan TV commercial about Detroit. But as John … Continue reading About that Detroit comeback

Evil vs Stupid #freestacy vs #freetweetdeck

We interrupt our coverage of the evil and stupidity of Europe concerning Islam to cover the evil and stupidity Jack Dorsey concerning Twitter. Of the evil, basically targeting conservatives, banning people like Robert Stacy McCain and lying about it we've written about over and over. Alas the evil has not persuaded the shareholder to revolt … Continue reading Evil vs Stupid #freestacy vs #freetweetdeck

Meanwhile Back in Israel…The Greatest Threat to Hamas et/al

Via Elder of Ziyon let me tell you about a company called Asal technologies “We have a window of opportunity to demonstrate our skills,” said Murad Tahboub, CEO of Asal Technologies, a Palestinian outsourcing company that works with Comply and a handful of other Israeli-based companies. “The more people know about us … the more … Continue reading Meanwhile Back in Israel…The Greatest Threat to Hamas et/al

The $15 an Hour Cause Meets the $30 Pizza Effect

This morning I wrote about a business that answered the $15 minimum wage in SF with Robots eliminating many of those positions. Via Lynn on Twitter we see a SF business that has gone in the other direction since April, along with newly printed menus, every table sports a laminated card explaining just what a … Continue reading The $15 an Hour Cause Meets the $30 Pizza Effect

Voices of the Vendors Adorote at the Catholic Marketing Trade Show

I spoke David & Miriam of Adorote at the Catholic Marketing Trade show Their web site is here you can find them on twitter here It's quite a drive from outside of Mexico City to NJ

The Soft Bigotry of San Francisco expectations

Last week there wa a piece at Fox News concerning Seattle and the sudden discovery by some workers that an increased minimum wage has other costs: Evidence is surfacing that some workers are asking their bosses for fewer hours as their wages rise – in a bid to keep overall income down so they don’t … Continue reading The Soft Bigotry of San Francisco expectations

MSNBC Following Glenn Reynolds Advice?

Tom Hagen: Right now we have the unions and we have the gambling and those are the best things to have. But narcotics is a thing of the future. If we don't get a piece of that action we risk everything we have. Not now, but ten years from now. The Godfather 1972 At first … Continue reading MSNBC Following Glenn Reynolds Advice?