While consulting for a large multinational corporation, a senior executive uttered the overused phrase, “We need to collect more data on the customer.” With enjoyment, I sat back and listened to an animated exchange during which the executives suggested information they would like tracked through their CRM database. As the idea fest began to wind down, I simply asked how leadership was using the information they were currently collecting to directly enhance customer experiences. Alas, the room went silent..

The major killer in the industry is labor and fixed/variable costs, so coming up with intricate and fussy designs adds $ faster than you think. For example, a previous company I used to work for that shall not be named had costs of $98/hr between running costs of the company, labor hours of all employees, etc. That means that spending a half an hour filing down an edge to be perfect just raised the cost by $50, and our price to the customer by $100..

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To me, that treason. He not saying anything differently than what Osama bin Laden is saying. You know, you might want to look into this, Sir, because I think maybe Rush Limbaugh was the 20th hijacker, but he was just so strung out on oxycontin he missed his flight.” Oh, snap..

As the president and chief executive officer of the 139 year old Canadian jewelry company, he attempting to reinvigorate the historied Quebec based company.Christina Esteban Photography /Adding new luxury brands into the Birks portfolio, while also updating current retail stores for the company and becoming the first luxury retailer in Canada to accept Bitcoin as a form of payment via BitPay, he says his mission is to entice younger customers to consider the company when shopping for chic accoutrements before they opt for any other international competitors.Visiting Vancouver in early Dec. To celebrate the opening of the new Birks Group boutiques carrying the luxury Graff jewelry and Patek Philippe watch brands, Bedos took a break from his mission to chat about the two new shops, his goals for the Birks brand and why lower price points don mean losing luxury.Q. What made this the right time to open these boutiques in Vancouver?A.

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