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Every fall my mom would pull out the Sears catalog when we were kids on the farm and invite us to pick out Christmas presents we might want. It was an annual rhythm.
In that context I received the following observations from my friend Bob Shank. Bob writes mostly for business leaders. By permission, I'd like to share this:
"Richard Sears was a railroad station agent in the 1880's in North Redwood, Minnesota. A shipment of watches arrived in his remote frontier rail office, destined for a local jeweler who turned down the delivery. Sears bought the watches, resold them... and ..."
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