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    Published on: December 24, 2020

    MNB is done for 2020.

    I'm also done with 2020 … but that's a different conversation.

    I'm going to take some time off and celebrate the holiday with my immediate family (though our son in Chicago is not traveling home - he decided to do what he felt was the responsible thing and not come home, and as much as Mrs. Content Guy and I miss him, we applaud him for doing the right thing). 

    There also will be books and movies and wine and jogging and long walks with the dogs.  And there will be a soundtrack, perhaps more relevant this year than in the past…

    Through the years we all will be together

    If the fates allow

    Until then, we’ll have to muddle through somehow

    So have yourself a merry little Christmas now.

    To which I can only add … have a wonderful holiday, and safe and happy New Year … stay healthy … and I'll see you on Monday, January 4, 2021 with a fresh supply of news and hand-crafted commentary.

    Sláinte!

    Published on: December 24, 2020

    KC and Michael Sansolo recently engaged in an extended  conversation about retailing lessons learned in during this most extraordinary year - the highlights and missed opportunities, the changes that are ephemeral and the ones that will be long-lasting, and where the focus needs to be going forward.

    And, KC and Michael being who they are, there's also a more whimsical element to the chat, as they talk about weird metrics that have marked the passing of time … the elements of their old lives that are missed … the things that kept them sane and made them crazy … and favorite movies and TV shows of the past 10 months.

    If you've got the time, sit back with a cup of coffee or an adult libation … or watch the conversation in pieces … and mark with KC and Michael the end of one year and the beginning of another.