Chuck Feeney made billions after co-founding airport retailer Duty Free Shoppers 60 years ago, but he's living up to a goal he set long ago to give almost all of his fortune away. Feeney, a proponent of Giving While Living, created a foundation that has anonymously given away more than $8 billion over 40 years to global causes.
Find your strongest work attribute and hone that skill until you become exceptional at it to get ahead in your career, leadership consultant Kumar Mehta writes. "Strengthening your strengths will have a disproportionately higher impact on you becoming exceptional in your field than working on your weaknesses," he writes.
Networking well during a pandemic could be a matter of changing your mindset and seeing the activity as a "necessary evil," associate professor and researcher Ko Kuwabara writes. Avoid disappointment by focusing on the long term and not the lack of immediate gains.
Minneapolis grocer Lunds & Byerlys will close on Black Friday this year to give workers a paid day off in addition to the Thanksgiving holiday. The grocer announced it would shutter all 27 of its stores and other facilities on Black Friday, and employees will also receive a profit-sharing bonus in November.
Lowe's, which provided furnishings for New York Fashion Week catwalks, was the most-mentioned brand on social during the event, per Talkwalker. The brand attracted 8,600 mentions, followed by designers Christian Siriano and Jason Wu, Mercedes-Benz and Instagram.
NRF Foundation All Access virtual programming continues with alumni of "The List of People Shaping Retail's Future" sharing stories of their first jobs and the one piece of advice they'd give to their younger selves. The session today at noon ET is free and open to all. Register now.
Find your next internship or full-time job at the NRF Foundation Virtual Career Fair on Oct. 8. Apply for opportunities now and prepare to meet with recruiters over chat and video from dozens of retail's most exciting companies. Register now.