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    The 'Why' of Leadership

    Eric Easter

    August 27, 2014


    One of my goals after leaving college was to get in a position of authority as quickly as possible. I had worked for people from the time I was twelve and knew that I did not want to do this for any longer than necessary. It was not that I had worked for terrible people—quite the opposite, in fact—but rather that I wanted to call the shots, make the decisions and not have to acquiesce. Looking back, it is hard to believe that I was that naïve at twenty-two. So it goes. Reality kicked in a few ...

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  • David Perry

    Bedding Today

    David Perry

    August 25, 2014

    Attachment rate is debatable, but adjustable beds on the move

    It's time to adjust your thinking about the mattress industry these days. Yes, you need to add an action-packed word — “adjustable” — to your bedding vocabulary. We are talking this week about adjustable beds, one of the rising stars of the mattress category. About three in four of the furniture retailers and bedding sleep shops we surveyed earlier this year said they expect their adjustable bedding sales to be higher this year than last year. Significantly, none of those retailers expects a decline in adjustable bedding sales this year. That’s about as close to a sure thing as you ...

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    Editor's Desk

    Ray Allegrezza

    August 25, 2014

    Verdict not in on housing

    Nobody needs to tell you about the critical link between home sales and the health of the home furnishings sector — when consumers buy homes they furnish them. But what somebody could explain to us — or at least to me — is what is really going on with the housing market. According to some reports published last week, existing home sales were said to hit their highest level in more than 36 months. Another report, this one from the Commerce Department, was equally upbeat, noting that permits for new homes also reflected a major spike. (See latest stats.) More good news came ...

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