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The Story of one shoe dog's journey in the footwear industry

About me, Mike...

I’m a Senior Director at Zappos.com

This is my journey on how I got here…from the beginning.  I’m writing twice a week sharing my story and tips along the way for those who want to get in into the shoe and apparel industry, already in the industry looking for insights, or for those who just want to see my comic strips from a shoe dog who’s been around the block.  Enjoy!

My Latest Blogs Below.

Good-byes are tough

Blog #111 Good-byes are tough

In Blog# 110 I talked about why its better being humble. In this blog I want to talk about how How good-byes are tough. So I accepted the Palo Alto position. Now the hard part, saying good bye to the team. People always say “I’m not saying good-bye, but see you around”.

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Better to be Humble

Blog #110 Better to be Humble

In Blog# 109 I talked about if you fail to plan you plan to fail. In this blog I want to talk about how and why its better being humble. So I was on a good roll with my results for this department. I usually had good visits when Corporate visitors came down,

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If you Fail to Plan...

Blog #109 If you Fail to Plan…

In Blog# 108 I talked about having a vision. In this blog I want to talk about the old saying “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail”. We had an amazing Half Yearly event and even better Anniversary event. For the half yearly event I bought some great closeout buys in

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If you Fail to Plan...

Blog #108 Having a Vision

In Blog# 107 I talked about further changes we experienced. In this blog I want to talk about having a vision. Geevy was our regional, and he handed out a Self-Empowerment card I carried with me at all times. For me it was a reminder. So many times we get caught in

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Blog #107 More changes…

In Blog #106 I talked about how I realized revenge wasn’t so sweet after all. In this blog I want to talk about further changes we experienced. Kent decides to join the Peace Corps in Armenia. Right before June Half Yearly. It stirred a lot of emotions for me. I really liked

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Blog #106 Just say no to revenge

In Blog #105 I talked about Different Styles to learn from. In this blog I want to talk about How I realized revenge wasn’t so sweet after all. I was learning a lot from my new RMM and incorporated the past knowledge I learned from my other mentors. Things were going really

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…just sharing my story and tips from my footwear career. 

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