The Term HYBRID Can Transform Bedding Sales

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Why did the Palm Pilot all but disappear from the consumer lexicon? The device was great when it came out, wasn’t it? You could manage your calendar, take notes, keep contacts organized, and much more. Millions of people LOVED the Palm Pilot, so what happened?

The Cockapoo, or Cocker Spaniel + Poodle, is an incredibly popular hybrid.

As you may know, the Palm Pilot merged with several other devices that used to operate independently. Cell phones gobbled up the PDA, music player, camera, gaming system, GPS, and more to create a HYBRID device. Look around you. Life is filled with hybrids. You have hybrid cars, (electric + gas), hybrid animals like the Cockapoo (Cocker Spaniel + Poodle), and even a hybrid golf club (wood + iron), which can really help your game if you find yourself 175 yards out. (more…)

Serta’s New Product Line is iTastic

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Before you read this, I feel it’s important you know that I worked for Serta for nine years and they are a customer of Leggett & Platt, my current company. Neither of those things have anything to do with what you’re about to read.

As you may know, Serta has had tremendous success with iComfort and in a past blog, I touched on that fact but wanted to go a little deeper. When people ask me why I think Serta has been successful, I see some key factors: (more…)

Committing, Quitting, and Killing the Word CAN’T: Winning in 2012

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Your 2012 resolution list can be lengthy, but ultimately helpful.

What’s it gonna be this year? Lose weight, stop smoking, eat better, call your mother more, manage your finances better, find that perfect job, quit that crappy job, or be nicer to the cat? Maybe you’ll resolve to do all the above. The great thing about a new year is that it really means you get a do-over. Remember when you were growing up? Something didn’t go exactly as you would have liked, so you just call a do-over. Well, erase 2011. It is over and in the books, so start focusing on what could or should be in 2012. Here are a few of thoughts on how to make succeeding at your resolution more likely: (more…)