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my journey
in the footwear industry
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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.

A welcomed break from stressful days

A welcomed break from stressful days #160

Blog #159  I talked about the beginning of the end. In this blog I want to talk about a welcomed break from some stressful days So the days became extremely stressful. If it wasn’t a visit with the white glove treatment it was a daily phone call. Why is your

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The Beginning of the End

The Beginning of the End- Blog #159

Blog #158  I talked about how remodels are the ultimate sales prevention. In this blog I want to talk about the beginning of the end. So 3 months go by before you know it. The mall was in heavy construction mode. The plan was to build a new Nordstrom store

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Remodels are the Ultimate sales prevention

Remodels are the Ultimate sales prevention- Blog #158

Blog #157  I talked about The infamous Bill and Mikes Cluck U adventure. In this blog I want to talk about how remodels are the ultimate sales prevention. “Sales prevention can I help you?” Okay I’m a smartass and have been for years. If there’s a punchline somewhere I’m saying

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Bill and Mikes Cluck U adventure

Bill and Mikes Cluck U adventure – Blog #157

Blog #156  I talked about more Nordstrom changes and a trip to Vegas. In this blog I want to talk about The infamous Bill and Mikes Cluck U adventure. In Blog #155 I talked briefly about Bill transferring over to run the Brass Plum shoes department upstairs. We would go

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More changes in Valley Fair

More changes in Valley Fair – Blog #155

Blog #154  I talked about how No problem was the Nordstrom way. In this blog I want to talk about more changes in Valley Fair Karen was another great Store Manager I had the pleasure to work with. All her hard work got her promoted and transferred out of Valley

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

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