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The New Reality of Diamonds

A revitalized diamond industry is emerging as new entrepreneurs enter the market—and consumers will be delighted The $80-billion global diamond industry has always been a tradition-bound business reluctant to change—that is, until now. The advent of e-commerce, price transparency, and the introduction of new products—such as quality lab-grown diamonds—are helping to transform the industry as […]

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Success in a Post Amazon World

The future is clear for the last generation of major American Brands. It’s going to be death by a thousand cuts.   Last year, Amazon’s sales were up 40% and the share of holiday sales attributed to online purchases rose double digits for the tenth consecutive year. Forrester Research predicts that by 2017, 60% of all retail […]

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My Father and His Customers

I grew up in business. My father was a serial entrepreneur and his lifelong dream was to build a business and run his own show. He never achieved the really big, breakthrough success that I think he desired, but he did okay. He was also one of the kindest, gentlest men one could ever meet, […]

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