Shana Lebowitz, provided by Published 12:35 pm CST, Friday, December 28, 2018 AYA images/Shutterstock Toyota has relied on a "just in time" manufacturing philosophy since the 1970s. That means the company makes only what is needed, when it's needed, and in the amount needed. You can apply the same logic by focusing on abundance instead of scarcity in your life, writes life coach Martha Beck in Oprah magazine. Doing so can help you lose weight, build wealth, and improve your relationships. For example, if you believe love is scarce you may micromanage people, and thereby push them away. An old issue of Oprah magazine has some great advice for anyone trying to lose weight, get richer, or improve their relationship — basically anyone trying to be a better version of themselves — in the new year. Martha Beck, a life coach, speaker, and author, draws inspiration from a manufacturing philosophy at Toyota Motor Co. called "just in time." The idea, according to … [Read more...] about A business strategy that revolutionized Toyota’s production in the 1970s works just as well to build wealth, lose weight, and have happier relationships
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Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Today's Paper Advertisement Supported by ByRachel Abrams July 30, 2018 It’s known for its Slurpees and Big Gulps, but over the years, 7-Eleven has also put its logo on frozen pizza, foam cups, laundry detergent and hundreds of other products. Customers don’t always choose these so-called private-label items, even though they are usually cheaper than competing products from companies like Nestlé and Gatorade. Franchisees who run nearly all of the 9,100 7-Eleven stores in the United States must stock the items anyway. At their annual convention in Kissimmee, Fla., last week, the franchisees cited the private-label items as just one way the company had made it hard for them to make money. They also criticized 7-Eleven for forcing a new contract on them that they said aggravated broader tensions over the suppliers they are … [Read more...] about Links in 7-Eleven’s Chain Threaten to Snap as Store Owners Resist Contract
Sections SEARCH Skip to content Skip to site index Business Day Subscribe Log In Subscribe Log In Advertisement Supported by ByJulia Jacobs July 14, 2018 The Blockbuster video store in Bend, Ore., stands steely and determined, defending itself against the expanding forces of digital streaming services like Netflix and HBO, whose charm is that customers need not get up from the couch. Soon the store, about 150 miles southeast of Portland, will be the final survivor of the once-popular chain after two Blockbuster stores in Alaska close. In Alaska, difficulty getting Wi-Fi or broadcast reception had helped keep the brick-and-mortar shops there afloat. But the managers of the stores in Anchorage and Fairbanks announced in a Facebook post on Thursday that they would close and planned to sell their inventories. Blockbuster closed its last few hundred corporate-owned stores in 2013 but privately owned stores that license the Blockbuster … [Read more...] about Soon There Will Be Only One Blockbuster Left in the United States
Published July 05, 2018 Markets Motley Fool Facebook Twitter Comments Print In this segment from the Motley Fool Money podcast, host Chris Hill and senior Motley Fool analysts Jason Moser, Matt Argersinger, and Ron Gross consider the situation at sneaker and athletic-gear giant Nike (NYSE: NKE), which snapped a yearlong streak of quarterly declines in North American sales this time around, and posted beats in revenue and EPS. The Fools discuss the competitive landscape in this apparel niche, as well as the neighboring athleisure segment. A full transcript follows the video. Continue Reading Below 10 stocks we like better than NikeWhen investing geniuses David and Tom Gardner have a stock tip, it can pay to listen. After all, the newsletter they have run for over a decade, Motley Fool Stock Advisor, has quadrupled the market.* David and Tom just revealed what they believe are the 10 best stocks for investors to buy right now... and Nike wasn't one of them! … [Read more...] about Is Nike Finally Back on Track in North America?
Garry White, chief investment commentator, looks at the market-moving events that have shaped the UK equity markets this week (25 to 29 June 2018). The FTSE 100 traded little over the week, despite a rally in oil prices. There was more bad news from the retail sector after The John Lewis Partnership warned on profits and Carpetright posted a £70m annual loss. There was some positive news for defence giant BAE Systems. Donald Trump continued with his trade rhetoric and the Shanghai composite index entered bear market territory. Economics UK first-quarter GDP growth was revised up to 0.2% quarter-on-quarter from its initial reading of 0.1%. This follows changes in its method of measuring construction output. Germany’s economic boom times are over and Europe’s largest economy is on the way to a more normal growth path, Ifo economist Klaus Wohlrabe said after its latest survey showed a deterioration in German business confidence. The People's Bank of China (PBOC) cut the … [Read more...] about Last Week in the City: Amazon buys a pharmacy