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The Peter Principle and the Paternal Instep

The Peter Principle characterizes corporate promotions in that competent employees are frequently promoted until they reach their level of incompetence. This Principle applies in all circumstances but is particularly relevant to family businesses, where the Paternal Instep allows family members to be promoted several levels above his or her level of incompetence (R.I. 162 more words

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Could Creative Memories Press have saved Creative Memories?


The last project I worked on at Creative Memories was a plan to manufacture digital photo products for other vendors, taking advantage of the Creative Memories Manufacturing and Distribution Center in St. 368 more words

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Why I write about Creative Memories

Every time I write an article about Creative Memories, I get a few comments back along the lines of “The old CM is in the past….it’s history. 278 more words

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The Incredible Disappearing Fax Machine

Fax machines have gotten much smaller since 1974, and in fact are in danger of disappearing altogether, as fax transmissions are replaced by email, text messaging, and social networking.

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Industry Talk: Less Than Good Terms

Last week Aaron Harris over at Y Combinator wrote about bad terms and the types of things to look out for when you don’t always know what you’re getting into.   452 more words

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Don't get American Express statements wet

Please, American Express, stop using inks that run when accidentally exposed to water. It’s really not that hard. In the scrapbooking industry, we learned long ago that pigment-based inks are relatively water-resistant, while dye-based inks will rapidly run all over the place if they accidentally get wet. 96 more words

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Crazy for Scrapbooking - On the Road with Jason Davis

Get ready to scrap, crop and go wild with “On the Road” for scrapbooking in Minnesota! Come along with Jason Davis as he explores the first weekend getaway spot in Minnesota ever designed entirely for folks crazy for scrapbooking — their retreats are so popular, the place is booked solid for the next year!

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