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Stella & Dot – new hidden costs

Stella & Dot is a multi-level marketing based line of boutique-style jewellery.   By using a trunk show (tupperware-style party) selling strategy, their ‘stylists’ (independent sales partners) showcase the product directly to customers. Anne, a stylists who I have spoken … Continue reading

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Stella & Dot launches new platform at the wrong time

Stella & Dot is a multi-level marketing based line of boutique-style jewellery.   By using a trunk show (tupperware-style party) selling strategy, their ‘stylists’ (independent sales partners) showcase the product directly to customers.  A stylist approached me in early December, … Continue reading

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Reflecting on the KHL plane crash victims

It has been a summer of hockey related tragedies with the deaths of a group of NHL enforcers.  Most recently, the crash of a Russian plane killed almost the whole KHL’s Lokomotiv Yaroslavl team.  While the loss of 43 lives is … Continue reading

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What does the TTC owe you?

In a recent post, Toronto Mike posted an open letter from a disgruntled TTC customer. The customer had a terrible experience riding the TTC on a recent Sunday in August.  The ‘troubled TTC user’ began the letter by noting that … Continue reading

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Leveraging other’s experiences

An interesting thing happened when I returned from vacation.  My vehicle was left in the driveway of my parents’ house for a week, under an evergreen.  Unfortunately, that tree had been leaking sap. Tree sap has a terrible effect on … Continue reading

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