Jodi’s Journal

Jodi’s Journal: Taxes, young professionals and quantum computing

It took awhile, but I finally figured out why this idea for a message was cohesive and not the catch-all that my headline might indicate: Because everything I’ve encountered lately that seemed to fit somehow together really is about the future.

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Jodi’s Journal: In Raven, a case for committing to long-term vision

From a mass layoff to a $5 million donation, it’s what happened in between that really sets Raven Industries apart.

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Jodi’s Journal: 2018 calls for a new kind of leader

Leadership in 2018 requires a constantly evolving set of skills — most especially, the ability to learn.

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Jodi’s Journal: A convenience culture comes with a cost

Many industries are laser-focused on adding convenience for the customer. But might it all be coming at a cost?

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Jodi’s Journal: The ups and downs of downtown

A down holiday season in 2016 led to a year that wasn’t great for downtown retailers, so this holiday season is critical.

10 months ago Views

Jodi’s Journal: Who’s the new face of Zeal?

There’s a rare opportunity to help lead entrepreneurship in Sioux Falls, and it’s key to find the right candidate.

11 months ago Views

Jodi’s Journal: The ‘Lyft’ Sioux Falls needed

Lyft will bring economic opportunity to Sioux Falls and South Dakota even as it equalizes us with every other metropolitan area that offers the service.

11 months ago Views

Jodi’s Journal: What’s the story behind the hiring horror stories?

A perfect storm in retail is resulting in extreme hiring struggles.

12 months ago Views

Jodi’s Journal: Queen bees, online cliques and women in the media

Warranted or not, I’m always really careful when I write about women in the workplace.

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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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