Business Strategy

Retail Therapy

1. Focus owns seven brands, just under 60 countries (e.g., Auntie Anne’s, Carvel, Cinnabon, Jamba Juice, Moe’s, McAlister Deli, Schlotsky’s)  2. Most of its international business is in Asia Pacific or the Middle East  3. Wherever there is a complete demand shock, if the mall is closed, so is our retail business. A different set […]

Business Strategy Daily Planning

Investing Strategy

DAVID GARDNER, INVESTING STRATEGY  Co-founder, The Motley Fool  1. You should be getting out of credit card and high-interest debt. It’s very hard to invest and beat those numbers.  2. Save 10% of your salary. As we get older, it’s possible to save more than that. The default for many is put it in an […]

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BRIAN DUMAINE, BEZONOMICS  Fortune contributing editor and Author, Bezonomics 1. Bezonomics is the philosophy Jeff Bezos uses. Amazon has used it to reach a market cap of $1.2 trillion, with $280B a year in sales.  2. One story in Bezonomics that’s relevant to the pandemic is about Amazon in 2001. Amazon had been a high […]


Emotional Agility

Author, DR. SUSAN DAVID, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST  When we are in a time of chaos and complexity, we need to see ourselves.Only in doing that are we able to move forward. The traditional way we think about our difficult experiences is that they are good or bad, positive or negative. We talk about positive or […]

Business Strategy Leadership

11 Leadership Strategies from Mark Cuban

MARK CUBAN, LEADERSHIP  Entrepreneur and author, How to Win at the Sport of Business, named “the People’s Billionaire;” and owner of 155 companies  1.  Mark recommends providing stimulus payments of $1000 to consumers every two weeks for two months after unemployment runs out. “If you don’t spend it, you lose it.” The idea is, “We […]