Tag Archives: Borders

Ypsi/Arbor Exit Interview: Newcombe Clark

A week or so ago, in front of an audience at Conor O’Neills, I had the pleasure of conducting a live exit interview with Ann Arbor-born commercial real estate broker turned University of Michigan MBA Newcombe Clark, who will soon be leaving Michigan for Chicago. As there was still a great deal that we didn’t […]

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Michael Shuman… there’s a local business revolution on the horizon, and we can make it happen

Last week, I had the opportunity to spend a day with economist and author Michael Shuman. Shuman, for those of you who aren’t familiar with his work, is probably our nation’s foremost authority on the importance of cultivating, supporting and investing in local businesses. The stated purpose of his visit to Ann Arbor, which was […]

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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Lee Azus

To make up for yesterday’s Ypsi Exit Interview, which seems to have upset a few folks, here’s another in my series of Ypsi Immigration Interviews. I hope you enjoy it. MARK: What’s your name, and what is it that you do? LEE: My name is Lee Azus. I owned a bookstore for 15 years in […]

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Borders to liquidate in spite of experienced, well-compensated management

I don’t have much to say about this, but I wanted to put something up here, on the front page, in case people wanted to discuss the fact that Borders, unable to find a buyer, is liquidating. In real numbers, that means: • 10,700 people, 450 of whom work in Ann Arbor, will lose their jobs […]

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Palin supporters in Columbus, Ohio

I know that it’s easy to make people look bad through editing, and I imagine that you could interview 100 random Obama supporters and get some pretty uneducated responses, but, with that said, I do believe these interviews with Palin supporters in Columbus are telling.

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