Harry Selfridge, founder of the iconic Selfridges department store in London, was born in Ripon, Wisconsin. He cut his teeth in the retail market by working for Marshall Field’s in Chicago. He even built a mansion on Lake Geneva during those years. But on a trip to London, he saw an opportunity and broke the…MORE
Are you creative?
Ask the average person whether she is creative. She will tell you that she’s not an Einstein, a Mozart or an Edison. A recent IBM study found that virtually all CEOs identified innovation and creativity as the most important source of revenue for their companies. But they then rated their companies, at best, 5 on…MORE
Family businesses often struggle to adapt to marketplace changes
What’s not to like about running a family business? There’s a history of success. The family has been running it and understands the business. And the next generation is ready to step up and take over, so succession planning is a no-brainer. Continuing the success of an established family business sounds easy. But guess what?…MORE
Quiet Time Is Quality Time for the Brain
Your brain is deaf, dumb and blind. It has no direct connection to the world. Inside of your head, it’s always dark, wet and 98.6°. Because of the invention of MRI and CAT scans we now can learn more about the internal workings of the brain than ever before in human history. Scientists have learned that…MORE