Business lessons from ABC’s Shark Tank

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The idea of gleaning business tips from reality TV might seem as absurd as taking trading advice from Gordon Gekko. Just in case the memory isn’t what it used to be, Gordon Gekko is the corporate raider Michael Douglas played in the film “Wall Street” who was fond of insider trading. The only … [Read more...]

Bankrupt: 3 takeaways from the demise of Oreck

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  Distribution and Sales Oreck chose to distribute and sell its vacuum cleaners through a chain of 96 retail stores it wholly owned. Reports are surfacing that former CEO Doug Cahill left the company in March over his disagreement with this approach. One has to ask, in the era of Amazon.com … [Read more...]