No, It Is Not ‘Treason’

We need to forgo irresponsible accusations of treachery. In the words of the sage: “Settle down, Beavis.” We are in the midst of a great and greatly embarrassing national outbreak of hysterical ninnyism, for the moment focused on the person of Donald J. Trump, the failed casino operator and reality-television figure who was inexplicably elected […]

Blood Bath for Retail Stocks Rolls On

U.S. retail stocks slumped once again on Friday morning amid a cascade of corporate earnings reports in the sector. The drop in names like Nordstrom, J.C. Penney, and Dick’s Sporting Goods follows a drubbing on Thursday as Macy’s reported a particularly sharp drop in comparable-store sales. The moves underscore the challenges facing brick-and-mortar retailers, which are […]

New Book Gives the Secrets to Business Success

The Columbia Management System™ of Points of Focus and Protocols is a proven method of creating and sustaining a successful business. Hoyt (Larry) H. Larison’s many years of serving in executive positions for a variety of profit and non-profit companies brings a wealth of experience and understanding to what makes a business successful. He has condensed […]

Crazy California

by VICTOR DAVIS HANSON January 3, 2017 4:00 AM @VDHANSON Coastal elites set rules for others, exempt themselves, and tolerate rampant lawlessness from illegal aliens. One reason for the emergence of outsider Donald Trump is the old outrage that elites seldom experience the consequences of their own ideologically driven agendas. Hypocrisy, when coupled with sanctimoniousness, […]

Trump Stops New Mexico Plant

By Bernie Woodall and David Shepardson | FLAT ROCK, MICH./WASHINGTON Ford Motor Co (F.N) on Tuesday scrapped a planned Mexican car factory and added 700 jobs in Michigan following criticism by Donald Trump, as the U.S. president-elect turned his attention toward rival General Motors Co (GM.N) with the threat of a “big border tax” over […]

Trump Versus Amazon

Jeff Bezos built an empire that prospers, in part, because of globalization and the free trade that President-elect Donald Trump has railed against. Trump also once said Amazon had a “huge anti-trust problem.”   President-elect Donald Trump seems to have no love for’s CEO Jeff Bezos, who also owns the Washington Post, a newspaper […]

Global shakiness may mean local opportunity

MANSFIELD­ –  Since the end of World War II, the United States has kept world shipping lanes safe and allowed foreign companies to compete for domestic business in hopes of encouraging peace and prosperity. But “that model is fracturing,” said Andrew R. Thomas, associate professor of marketing and international business at the University of Akron, in a Friday speech to Richland County business […]

Trump is Right on Trade, But He Doesn’t Know Why

By Andrew R. Thomas, Industry Week, April 4, 2016 Much of what Donald Trump and his many supporters believe about why offshoring has occurred is rooted in the notion of corporate greed. Trump asserts that business leaders chase the cheapest labor wherever it is located to maximize their profits at the expense of higher-paid U.S. […]

Wal-Mart Loses Everyday Low Price Edge as Aldi Opens Across US

In the Southern California town of Beaumont, Wal-Mart shoppers must first drive past the new Aldi, a recent addition to the family-owned German grocery-store chain that is beating the U.S. retail giant at its own game: selling food at rock-bottom prices. Aldi is betting that many in Beaumont will never make it to the Wal-Mart. […]

Andrew Thomas Presents Customer Trap for WSBDC

WSBDC | Growth Strategies This video summarizes ‘The Customer Trap: How to Avoid the Biggest Mistake in Business’, a book by Andrew Thomas, PhD and Timothy Wilkinson, PhD which focuses on the problems of relinquishing control of sales and distribution channels and the benefits of avoiding mass market sales and distribution. Video