Lisa A. Lori

In today's current business climate, mergers and acquisitions are often the pinnacle of a CEO's success. I, personally, would be delighted to sell my firm for a hefty fee and retire.

Earlier this year, the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced that it was coming out with a line of clothing and accessories called "Rain, Heat & Snow."

Love it, hate it, or hate it so much it's like nails-on-a-chalkboard-as-performed-by-third-graders-hyped-on-Pepsi, studying is still important. It's how you fix your mistakes, improve your strengths, and most importantly, move past your peers and become the successful teacher's pet that everyone envies...

While watching television a few weeks ago, I was aghast at what I saw. A large cable television company ran a commercial about a new competitor. The large cable company identified its competitor by name and showed a bull-headed service technician offering service to a homeowner, who interpreted anything the homeowner said as wanting service.

You just got a call from one of your top customers, Rinky Dinky Donut Company. Rinky Dinky asks you to produce a large number of donut boxes and bags for its coffee beans. Instead of putting the usual Rinky Dinky name and logo on the boxes, you are instructed to use the name and logo of Dunkin’ Donuts, and are provided with the required graphics and text.

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