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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.

Change is constant in Retail

Blog #102 Change is constant in Retail

In Blog 101 I talked about the other buyers I worked with in the Eastbay and one that was in the City region. In this blog I want to talk about How change is constant in retail. Retail is constant change. With people getting promoted and moving on or just leaving the

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Eastbay team

Blog #101 – Eastbay team

In Blog 100 I talked about how my influencers got me there. In this blog I want to talk about The other buyers I worked with in the Eastbay and one that was in the City region. Curtis Curtis was my counterpart in the Walnut Creek store. He had a very laid

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My Influencers

Blog #100 – My Influencers

In Blog 99 I talked about how we ended up the year being number 2 in the company for Brass Plum Shoes. In this blog I want to talk about how my influencers got me there Bill Normart It starts with a foundation. My dad taught me the importance of being proud

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Blog #99 – Year End Re-Cap

In Blog 98 I talked about a memorable Ffany trip I went on. In this blog I want to talk about how we ended the year. Our fiscal year ended in January. We would soon be doing inventory and would also be getting the report on how we ended up in the

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NYC Ffany Trip

Blog #98 – NYC Ffany Trip

In Blog 97 I talked about how we executed some of the fun events we did. In this blog I want to talk about A memorable Ffany trip I went on. Kaaren And I went to the Ffany (Fashion Footwear Association of New York) Trip in NYC in December. December has always

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Executing Events properly

Blog #97 – Executing Events properly

In Blog 96 I re-capped the Anniversary event. In this blog I want to talk about how we executed some of the fun events we did. To draw people into our department we bought a Pop a Shot. This was a basketball game that was timed and the goal was to score

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

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