"Retail Superstars: Inside the 25 Best Independent Stores in America"
A well deserved hat-tip to George Whalin. He has written an invaluable book for smaller, independent retailers, "Retail Superstars: Inside the 25 Best Independent Stores in America". In the book, George profiles 25 retailers who have distinguished themselves over the long haul as creative, innovative, engaging, focused and profitable. On every page, there are stories and ideas that retailers can take away and apply in their own way to their businesses. In this moment, this thought-provoking book is a very welcome contribution.
If you want to learn a bit more before picking up the book, BusinessWeek.com has put together an on-line slideshow of the retailers George highlights.
Very well done, George. It's a book I wish I'd written.