Quitting Is Underrated

Quitting Is Underrated

We don’t have to spend much time among our friends or on social media to run across the never-give-up, quitting-is-for-losers, in-it-to win-it ethos. There’s a whole socially acceptable narrative built around the concept that we must keep pushing no matter what. It’s...
Misteaks Were Made

Misteaks Were Made

If we try a new tactic, it might not work. It might be too early, too late, too expensive, too small a market, you name it. We might mess up the execution or spend too much money to possibly earn a decent return. Indeed, if we build it, they (the customers) might not...
Dead Brands Walking

Dead Brands Walking

What follows is a sub-chapter from my new book. When I wrote it last fall I had no idea how prophetic it would be. While I had been writing and speaking about the collapse of the middle and the increasing irrelevance of retailers that were failing to become more...