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A Few Words on Releasing Our Biggest-Ever Issue

Our mission: to create our biggest book ever without even a bit of fluff.

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MAN, THIS WAS a fun issue to produce. It’s our biggest ever— and our philosophy was just because it’s big, doesn’t mean we have to pad it out with fluff. So we’re launching a bunch of innovative new features that we think you’re really going to like. Here’s a sampling of what you’ll find inside this month’s edition:  

One Week in the (Business) Life: here, one retailer writes down every thing they do for an entire week. It’s a great opportunity for you to compare your daily productivity against other successful retailers. 

Fast Risers: here, we profile a retailer who has had a very successful year, with growth of more than 20 percent, and try to determine the behaviors that fueled their rapid growth. 

The Great Debate: in this new column, we pit industry members on opposite sides of an issue against each other in an  
e-mail debate.  

Booknotes: more than a book review, we take our favorite new business books and present 10 valuable ideas either gleaned directly from the book or inspired by it. 

We’ve also tweaked and put a fresh spin on many of our regular sections. I even took the advice of the entire INSTORE staff and changed my picture. And along with it, the computer font I use as my signature (since my actual handwriting looks like that of a six-year-old who has accidentally been given adult cold medicine. Sigh.)

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So, from top to bottom, first page to last, we’re ready ? it’s showtime!

Wishing you the very best business …

David Squires

Executive Editor and Associate Publisher  

David Squires is the Group Editorial Director of SmartWork Media. He believes that the first role of business media is to inspire readers.

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