Overheard

By Andrew Karp
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:00 AM “Harmful blue light protection is valued across generations, but is less top-of-mind for Boomers.”—Transitions Optical’s 2017 Employee Perceptions of Vision Benefits survey akarp@jobson.com

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By Jamie Wilson
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:00 AM “I enjoyed attending my first European trade show last month for Opti in Munich and taking in a different perspective than what I know from U.S. shows.” jwilson@jobson.com

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By Mark Tosh
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:00 AM
“It is highly likely that at least 30 percent of U.S. malls, or more than 350 of them, will go down as casualties of the retail revolution.”—Fung Global Retail & Tech report

mtosh@jobson.com

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By Stephanie Sengwe
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:00 AM “Inventory is a major expense for a practice, yet one that rarely gets any attention beyond ‘There’s a hole on the board, I guess we need to fill it.’” – Gary Gerber ssengwe@jobson.com

Seismic. Rippling. Opportunities Abound.

By Marge Axelrad
Tuesday, February 14, 2017 12:00 AM Well, it’s been almost four weeks…so the immediate reaction to the news about the Essilor and Luxottica merger has somewhat subsided, although the reverberations of this long-rumored combination continue to pulse and swirl.

Leaning In With MTM

By Mary Kane
Monday, February 13, 2017 12:00 AM Long before Facebook’s Sheryl Sandberg “leaned in” there was Mary Tyler Moore. Moore’s passing at the age of 80 last month brought back a lot of memories for women in business, especially journalists, including this one.

Cutting Through—Why Stories Are Essential to Your Business Today

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM We’ve all felt it: Too. Much. Input. The digital revolution in our lives is now something we all live with. Digital messaging and capabilities often expand our horizons, keep us connected to others—but they are accompanied by stress, pressure and the need of a speedy reply. Everyone’s busier than ever.

Looking Back and Moving Forward

By Stephanie Sengwe
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM There is an African proverb that says, “It is not wrong to go back for that which you have forgotten.” It is typically used to advise those who have lost their way in the world to refocus themselves by looking at their history. Given the hectic year that was 2016, I cannot think of a better time to employ this piece of advice.

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By Mary Kane
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM “Facebook is America’s most popular social networking platform by a wide margin: nearly 8 in 10 online Americans (79 percent) now use Facebook.” —Pew Research mkane@jobson.com

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By Mark Tosh
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM “Alcon believes that continuing its challenge to the Utah law [that prohibits unilateral pricing policies on CLs] can distract from efforts to serve customers to the best of its ability.” mtosh@jobson.com

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By Andrew Karp
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM “Artificial intelligence (AI) is the 21st century equivalent of electricity and the internet.”—AI Trends newsletter akarp@jobson.com

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By Jamie Wilson
Monday, January 16, 2017 12:00 AM “Greenery symbolizes the reconnection we seek with nature, one another and a larger purpose.” –Leatrice Eiseman, executive director of the Pantone Color Institute jwilson@jobson.com

Dear 2016, I’m Breaking Up With You

By Jamie Wilson
Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 AM I love the internet. One of the wonderful things about it is the ability to archive moments with ease and find them later. Once December hits, it feels like you’re all of a sudden bombarded with roundups and lists about the year in review.

Intelligence: Personal, Professional and…Artificial?

By Marge Axelrad
Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 AM Intelligence is a special term. It’s something I’ve always thought folks should aspire to. It conveys aptitude, receptivity to learning, the ability to gather and process information, form knowledgeable opinions, assess details, sift through data and make sense of it in order to move forward, make progress, enjoy more of culture, business and life.

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By Mary Kane
Monday, December 12, 2016 12:00 AM The Los Angeles Times reports that enrollments in ACA health insurance plans “continued to surge” despite worries about the future of the law under the President-elect. mkane@jobson.com
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