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Let’s Break McDonalds!

Watching the demise of an old school institution like McDonald’s is heartbreaking. Ray Kroc must be spinning in his grave seeing the bad ideas coming out of the brand. We have been invited to enjoy adult burgers, veggies in a cup and now they want to cut the menu because […]

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When Things Go Badly – Get Angry or Listen

  I have conversations with as many people as I can. This is something I recommend as a business owner, manager, consultant, or whatever you do in business or in life. People are amazing if you just start up a conversation to find out what is bouncing around in their […]

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An Ode to Diet Mountain Dew

In the franchise community, there is a ubiquitous drink that you can find in almost every establishment – Diet Mountain Dew.    I don’t drink it often but I have never been one to follow trends well.  I do find it funny that the sweet, neon yellow #5 drink in […]

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Life Goes On – Change in the midst of chaos

  There was a philosopher (I wish I could remember his name – Google was no help) who said, “The meaning of life is…It goes on.”  I have always considered that as the pinnacle of intelligent thought.  All that we do and all that we keep at the top of […]

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Reinventing Black Friday

  Every year we see stores opening earlier and earlier and everyone moans about how bad it is and how we are ruining Thanksgiving. It is the same old story every year and yet we do nothing about it. So, what if we did? I am of the opinion that […]

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