Small World

A few weeks ago, in the course of a conversation with a friend, he mentioned a name that sounded familiar.  I started asking questions about this individual and it turns out I know him. My friend responded by saying, “wow, small world.” As I think about it, a conversation that turns up a name that...



With the growth of the Wal-Mart empire, especially since the late 1980s and early 1990s when the franchise started selling groceries and the number of stores reached nearly 2000 across the nation, many smaller chains and family owned stores of all varieties, quickly became unsustainable. Why? Either because they didn’t adapt to a changing market...

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