April 24, 2017

Dr. Kahneman won the Nobel prize for his work on behavioral economics. He was able to show how our minds think and how we do not always make decisions in our own best interest (The Rational model).  He shows how we are susceptible to influence through how arguments are framed or anchored.  His book “Thinking Fast,… Read more »


March 28, 2017

I recently visited Frankfurt, Germany for the International Gift Fair Ambiente.  This is the world’s largest fair dedicated to the gift and home accessory market.  There are 11 halls each with one to 5 levels each of exhibition.  It is truly massive. Here I meet my existing suppliers from across the globe, as well as… Read more »


October 26, 2015

On Wednesday October 21st, I had the great honor of representing Small Business Retailers at the House of Representatives hearing on EMV credit card adoption, which has been slow to be adopted, has been expensive, and highly confusing. Moreover, on October 1st, the banks arbitrarily shifted the liability for fraud to retailers that had not… Read more »


June 19, 2015

We were recently privileged to be called upon to create gifts for the grand opening of the new United States Diplomacy Center at the State Department! The Diplomacy Center will celebrate the history of America’s diplomats for the first time! The center will also be educational, by shedding light on “What is Diplomacy”, “Who does… Read more »