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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.

Think outside the box

Blog #81 – Focus on the Solutions…

 “Focus on the solution, not on the problem.” Jim Rohn the In Blog 80 I talked about how hot items can pay off. In this blog I wanted to talk about how to focus on the solutions… So we had been preparing for the Anniversary sale for a while now and tomorrow

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Hot Items Pay Off

Blog #80 – Hot Items Pay Off

  Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Sam Walton  In Blog 79 I talked about how important items are in your business. In this blog I wanted to talk about how hot items can pay off. So we have had some pretty big wins over the last few months. We

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Blog #79 – Hot items make the difference

Don’t find customers for your products, find products for your customers. Seth Godin In Blog 78 I talked about how important being knowledgeable in your role is. In this blog I wanted to talk about how important items are in your business. So we already had success in a bunch of hot

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Hot items make the difference

Blog #78 – Knowledge is Power

  He who learns but does not think, is lost! He who thinks but does not learn is in great danger. Confucius In Blog 77 I talked about how much I learned from my mentor Rob. In this blog I wanted to talk about how important being knowledgeable in your role is.

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My Mentor Rob's influence

Blog #77 – My Mentor Rob’s influence

“We make a living by what we get, we make a life by what we give.” — Winston Churchill In blog 76 I talked about vendor relations. In this blog I wanted to talk about  my mentor Rob’s influence on me into the narrow and deep philosophy. I met “Retail Rob”

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vendor relations

Blog #76 – Vendor Relations

Blog #76–Vendor Relations If people like you, they’ll listen to you, but if they trust you, they’ll do business with you. Zig Ziglar In Blog 75 I talked about how I maximized items. In this blog I wanted to talk about having vendor relationships. So I called Converse and brought in a

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

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