New Year’s Resolution: Career Bootcamp?

 With New Year’s resolutions in full swing, let’s take a minute to talk “bootcamps.” Not the type of bootcamp where you sweat your turkey dinners and eggnog off, but career boot camp.   I often refer to my three years reporting to the owners of a major Canadian Lifestyle brand as marketing boot camp. Yes, they worked me to death. …

I’m Alumnus of QVC-U! Home of the Running Retailers!

My phone screen showed an incoming call from Roots Canada’s CEO — my boss, mentor, and friend! I excitedly answered the phone only to hear a croak at the other end of the line. “Richie, I’m sick as a dog. You gotta do me a favour: fly out to Phillie tomorrow morning first thing and appear on QVC for me.” …