It amazes me that the old adage “What goes around comes around” applies in so many cases, both personally and professionally.
I’m writing this piece while in Palm Desert, Calif.; this is not relevant in any real sense other than it was while I was in Palm Desert in 2008 that I visited my first Fresh & Easy, shortly after it opened. My initial thoughts were: Who decided on this specific location (must be my lack of experience)? What did they see in it that I did not? Could they have done a better job in hiding (camouflaging) where it is in terms of physical positioning? And how could anyone view this as a critical portion of a formula for success?