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The New Reality

Published on October 2, 2012 By Steven Weiss

Confidential To: The CEO From: The Former CEO, now Chairman of the Finance Committee Date: October 2012 Re: The New Reality Thanks for the extremely gracious reception you gave my last memo. I’m glad you found it useful. Thanks also for asking me to write another memo. I’m flattered. Doubly so because I really intended [...]

Build A Bear: Target Audience.

Published on October 2, 2012 By Steven Weiss

I have never seen an 8 year old drive a car.  I believe that is against the law.  I have never seen 8 year olds go to malls between the hours of 9:00 to 3:00 they are in school.  I believe that 8 year olds go to BBW web-site.  If they purchase bears over the [...]

Trust Deficit $4 Trillion and Counting

Published on July 30, 2012 By Steven Weiss

The trust deficit over the past three fiscal years through September 2011 totaled 4 trillion dollars. Trust earnings per share have collapsed. Projected (trust earnings) will continue to decline. This is consistent with research data and consistent with what we know about the trust crisis. I was not clear about what I meant when I [...]

Let’s Make A Deal

Published on November 9, 2011 By Steven Weiss

Let’s Make a Deal was a game show where contestants were given a choice to choose what is behind doors 1, 2 or 3. The prizes were all over the lot. The game show was the most popular show on daytime  television. In the New York Times, there was an article, “Commercials by Multiple Choice.” [...]

There Are No Foolproof Plans.

Published on September 21, 2011 By Steven Weiss

Given the tremendous rate of ongoing technological change and innovation, no enterprise, no matter how dominate at the moment, is impervious to failure. No company is immune to changes in industries, business markets and consumers’ changing needs. That is why it is so hard for companies to keep achieving double digit earnings growth. Yahoo thought it owned [...]