Jodi’s Journal

Jodi’s Journal: In Toys R Us, a glimpse of how the consumer has changed

Toys R Us is the latest retail chain to declare bankruptcy. But ask moms why they shop the way they do, and it becomes clear how much the consumer has changed.

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Jodi’s Journal: Downtown’s big wins can create more momentum

This has been a big week for downtown. Here’s how we can keep the momentum going.

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Jodi’s Journal: Media, smartphones and why we won’t cover politics

A series of events recently captured for me where many of us in the media and society find ourselves today – drawn into a digital universe where clicks, shares and likes drive everything from revenue to psychological health.

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Jodi’s Journal: Final lessons from a legendary professor

The late Dr. Chen Ho Chen was a brilliant scientist at SDSU who made major contributions in the field of plant biotechnology, but he also left a legacy with those he mentored and taught.

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Jodi’s Journal: In McDonald’s, observe the ‘experience of the future’

From how customers order to how they receive their food, McDonald’s has defined their “experience of the future.” Has your business?

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Jodi’s Journal: In best states for business, S.D. drops to No. 24. What happened?

South Dakota was CNBC’s top state for business in 2013. Four years later, it has dropped to No. 24.

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Jodi’s Journal: Faith in business takes on new meaning with ownership

Faith in business takes all kinds of forms, but when you own a business I’m realizing it can be particularly pronounced and not especially easy.

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Jodi’s Journal: Back to SoDak reveals new perceptions of Sioux Falls

Dozens of people considering moving back to South Dakota spent a weekend gathering new impressions of Sioux Falls. Here’s what you need to know about them.

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Jodi’s Journal: Want to hire top talent? Ask the right questions

I recently wrapped up several features on small family businesses that collectively made up this month’s cover story for the Chamber News. And – as often happens – that reporting led me to a story-within-a-story.

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Jodi’s Journal: Troubling signs in the startup world?

I’m not trying to say we’re in a bad place, but when I see warning signs, I think it’s important to point them out.

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