I’m too impatient to stand around waiting for that day, when like the broken clock that’s right twice a day, I’m lucky enough to be in the right place at the right time. Nope, I’ve always prefered figuring out where the right place is going to be and getting there first. Doing that successfully requires an understanding of what motivates someone, what compels them, knowing who they answer to. The fact of the matter is, we all answer to someone somewhere, the trick is figuring out the important pressure points and applying them for a competitive advantage. A good example of that is understanding the pressure retail companies have from Wall Street to grow, grow, grow. Here’s an article that sheds some light on that topic and it’s exactly the kind of influence we’re trying to use to get more retailers here in Kent.