The Department Store Approach & Complex Pain Problems

Written by: Kevin Murray

THE SIZING APPEAL

The Small, Medium, Large concept to clothing that all department stores embody seems like a straightforward, pragmatic approach to sizing. If the article of clothing fits, you’re golden; If not, you’re either going up a size, or down. But what about those that fall between the cracks? Or above, or below those labels?

I constantly run into this predicament. Sometimes a small is too tight. Other times a medium drapes off my shoulders, which was a good look for me in the 90’s with skateboard in hand – not so cool anymore. I often wish there was a size “smedium”, right in between at that “sweet spot.”

Perhaps you can relate… maybe your frame deserves a “marge”, right in between medium and large.

Interested vs. Interesting

Written by: Kevin Murray

You can make more friends in two months by becoming genuinely interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you.

How can a book first published back in 1936 still remain atop of the bestseller list?

The book surely appeals to universal truths that endure through time. It must discuss concepts and principles that have ubiquitous relevance and can be easily understood and implemented.

Puzzle key

Dale Carnegie’s “How To Win Friends And Influence People” has stood the test of time, & there isn’t much ambiguity in understanding why. One of the standout principles in the best seller is simple, and yet rarely practiced:

Become genuinely interested in other people.