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Remarkable Retail Amidst the Ruins

To find surprising retail in a foreign city, you often have to do a little digging. You have to be part archaeologist, part anthropologist, delving beyond the surface similarities of the globalized retail landscape to see what makes a place and its people unique. Sometimes, even the locals don’t realize what’s different about their patch […]

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A Company for Today? Honestly.

Business is often about ‘exploring the limits of compromise’, as a colleague of mine used to say. This is particularly so if you are running, or contributing to, a company that has been around for a while. ‘Legacy issues’ can weigh you down. So just imagine if you had the freedom to create an enterprise […]

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Field of Screams

“If you build it, he will come.” So said the disembodied voices in the iconic 1980s baseball fantasy Field of Dreams. The response of Kevin Costner’s character to the whispers emanating from his cornfield was to build a baseball stadium in the middle of his farm. And while the movie had a happy ending, retailers […]

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