Black Friday 2006

The holiday shopping season is on. Black Friday was a productive day for retailers this year. The day after Thanksgiving is dubbed Black Friday because it is traditionally known as the day of the year that most businesses make it into the black (profit). How ridiculous is that? Store owners actually work for 46 weeks of the year before ever getting out of the red. If that’s not a reason to find a different vocation, I don’t know what is. This year’s Cyber Monday is expected to be the most significant ever.

Cyber Monday is the first Monday after Thanksgiving when internet retailers do their best to woo businessmen and women into purchasing big ticket items with special discounts and sales. Cyber Monday has been a disappointment to Internet retailers until now. The online shopping industry has matured to the degree that a good portion of Americans are now comfortable buying most anything online. It took years to build this sense of stability in the general public, but repetition has finally paid off.

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Daniel Dessinger

Daniel is an avid people watcher and writer who shares regularly on his self-awareness site, Founder of in 2005. Co-Founder of in 2009. He's on a mission to challenge the questions we ask and the assumptions we make.

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