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A six hour flight gives one plenty of time to think. And on the way back from New York week before last, the thought that kept tugging at me was... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2011 at Global Toy News
Two or three nights each week, our kids (of which we have plenty) run upstairs to play a game that we have come to know only as “Buddy Ball”. "Buddy... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2011 at Global Toy News
In the last post, we talked about honing your Sales Plan going in to Toyfair. Getting familiar with Key Accounts before the show is critical. Do it now. The next... Continue reading
Posted Jan 24, 2011 at Global Toy News
“Plan your work…then work your plan.” Best I can tell, that quote is contributed to Margaret Thatcher, British Prime Minister from 1979 – 1990. Pretty smart lady, although she doesn’t... Continue reading
Posted Jan 20, 2011 at Global Toy News
We just got back from Asia, visiting with a few factories and attending both the Hong Kong Gift Show and the Canton Sourcing Fair. Our hosts were gracious, the food... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2010 at Global Toy News
When my son was 6, he came to me and said, "Dad, how do you spell 'SALE'?" Without really thinking about it, I spelled it out for him, and he... Continue reading
Posted Aug 18, 2010 at Global Toy News
The Toy and Game Industry is certainly different. It's what I've called a "passion industry" - meaning that more often than not people get into it because they have a... Continue reading
Posted Aug 10, 2010 at Global Toy News
Some time ago, my wife and I looked into the possibility of getting a "tandem" bike - the type of bicycle with two seats, where the front person steers but... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2010 at Global Toy News
One of my favorite books for business (and life) advice is Stephen Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective People". Although I've never reached the goal of "Effective Person", there are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2010 at Global Toy News
I flew out to Minneapolis last week, primarily to attend a meeting with Target on behalf of a client. Left Tuesday night, took a redeye, sat in a hotel and... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2010 at Global Toy News
It’s a classic image: the dog bounds proudly home, scratches at the door, and when the owner answers, he deposits a rotting, dead squirrel as if he were hand-delivering the... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2010 at Global Toy News
When Richard asked me to be a “guest blogger” on his new Global Toy News site, I happily accepted the invitation. Our business is built on the notion of helping... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2010 at Global Toy News
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