1 On New Year’s Day, Earth begins another orbit of the sun, during which it will travel some 583 million miles. You too are beginning a journey, but in your case, the goal is to not find yourself in the same place in 365 days. When you make your resolutions this year, forget about the things you want to stop doing — instead, fill your list with goals that excite you. Don’t worry about how you’re going to achieve them. You’ll find a way. 2019? Bring it on!
2 The 45th Anniversary of President Nixon’s Signing of the 55 mph Speed Limit into Law provides a perfect occasion to consider the idea of “more haste, less speed.” You’re more effective when you’re not frantic.
15 For more than 100 years, merchants have promoted White Sales in January. Why not surprise your customers with offers on platinum designs (or other “white” items)?
25 It’s Opposite Day: kids rejoice! And managers, too. Go to page 36 to read our lead package on contrarian business approaches.