Climate Change and Fashion

Listen here. Aired on Marketplace in February. This piece looks how the fashion industry is using data analytics to avoid losses due to unpredictable weather. Unseasonable weather has always been the enemy of sales. But while the weather is getting more unseasonable, data analysis and predictive technologies mean the industry can now do a better job at shifting product –...
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Holiday Windows

Listen here. Aired on Marketplace. Every November Manhattan department stores reveal their Christmas window displays. This year, for the first time in my 20 years of living here, I toured a lot of them while working on this story for Marketplace. Stores spend about a third of their visual merchandising budgets on these holiday windows. Some are traditional, some less so,...
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How to Unplug

I haven’t updated the site for a while, but I have been busy. Since the early spring I’ve been working regularly for Marketplace, the public radio business show, as well as producing my podcast, The Broad Experience, teaching, and also producing and hosting a podcast for Convene, the magazine of the meetings and conventions industry. The latest show came out of a...
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