What I Learned from Senator John McCain

August 29, 2018

He was not my boss or my teacher. He was not a friend or a colleague. He was not a distant acquaintance. He was not a speaker at a rally I attended. He was not a member of my political...

Five Things I Learned in 25 Years

June 13, 2018

We are loving today’s story in Outdoor Retailer Magazine on our fearless leader and her 5, wait 6 things she’s learned along her 25 year journey in the outdoor industry. Take a read below:  Five Things I Learned in 25 Years...

Retail Bricks and Mortar

May 28, 2018

Before We Head into Summer Fridays and Flipflops, A Word on Brick and Mortar — And Reports of its Demise are Greatly Exaggerated In fact, retail stores may be experiencing a revival, not a day of reckoning.  Today’s times are...

Mark Zuckerberg and Cheryl Sandberg, It’s time to “Lean In”

March 27, 2018

Best practices for crisis management: A major story this past week has focused on Facebook’s involvement in a controversy surrounding the misuse of data by Cambridge Analytica. Charges involve improperly gathering and using personal information from 50 million Facebook users...

Wearable Tech

March 5, 2018

TOMORROW’S GEAR AND ACCESSORIES MIGHT BE SMARTER THAN YOU (Our ruminations from three trend-setting trade shows in Q1)  After traveling our annual trade show route to SHOT Show, Outdoor Retailer + Snow Show and ISPO (learn about it here), walking...

Opinion – Musings from a trade show warrior

February 5, 2018

(This article appeared on snewsnet.com on February 2, 2018.)  We’re just a month into 2018, but Chris Goddard, founder of CGPR and 25-year industry veteran, has already logged more than 12,000 air miles in 2018, walked 46 miles of trade...