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December 14, 2012

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  • Most shoppers are more than halfway done, NRF survey says
    Some 11.3% of holiday shoppers are finished, and the average consumer has already completed 56.5% of his or her holiday shopping, up from 46.5% last year, according to an NRF survey. It's a record completion rate for this point in the season, with shoppers reporting significant purchases of clothing, toys and gift cards. MediaPost Communications (12/13) Email this Story
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  • Why "no pain, no gain" is a bad career mantra
    Success doesn't come from powering through difficult tasks but from making your work flow easier, Amy Knapp writes. You can do this by focusing on assignments that you're good at and passionate about while delegating everything else. "What we’ve forgotten is that the work that comes naturally can be infinitely more valuable [than] the work that’s accomplished with blood, sweat and tears," she writes. Brazen Careerist/Brazen Life blog (12/12) Email this Story
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  • ICSC University of Shopping Centers
    The ICSC University of Shopping Centers is the most complete retail real estate educational program available. Held on the campus of the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia March 4 to 6, 2013, this is the largest annual educational event offered by the ICSC. A distinguished faculty of over 80 industry leaders and experienced practitioners, including a cadre of distinguished Wharton School Professors. Courses in three levels of study: Executive, Advanced, and Fundamental. Numerous networking opportunities. Sixty courses in subjects including Asset Management, Property Management; General Studies; Marketing; Leasing; Development, Design and Construction; Law; Finance; Retailing. Real-world examples and practical solutions make this a must-attend event.

    Participants can personalize their University experience. Attend as few as one class or as many as six. Attend any six courses for as little as $140 per class. For more information, go to or contact ICSC's Madison Gross at (646) 728-3461 or Email this Story
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