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Gatekeepers

Gatekeepers

Thousands of years ago, a gatekeeper was a roadway toll-taker or the person whose job was to prevent people from entering a restricted area without permission.  In the modern workplace, gatekeepers control access to information. Information Gatekeepers are common in...
Dear Diary

Dear Diary

Sixty-seven years ago, Nielsen issued their first television audience ratings. They claimed their sample represented an accurate cross-section of U.S. geographies, markets, homes, families, people, incomes, educations, ages, ethnicities, and more. Two ways of...
Pay Only For What You Keep

Pay Only For What You Keep

In 1926, the Book-of-the-Month Club started with only a few thousand subscribers. By 1951, it had sold 100 million books. The business model worked then, and it works now. Clothing retailers have wholeheartedly embraced the subscription model, and why not? It allows...