In Our Business, It’s the Forest that Makes the Tree……..YOU

In networking, it's the forest that makes the tree. That's you up there - a tree shaped woodpile that is the sum of the...

Announcing the AAPN Carolina Mill Tour

When we ran the AAPN ASIA/AMERICAS REPORT CARD in 2012, the greatest gaps across the 31 questions were in textiles. For many of our...

Sage Sayings to Start Your Week

There's nothing quite like a great quote to give you that little bit of extra inspiration to start the week off on the right...

The AAPN Showcase Video is Here!

You may have heard the saying, "if you think you're a winner or a loser, you're right". Pretty clever. But it is sort of...

How Germany Wins At Manufacturing — For Now

This is the first of three reports from NPR's John Ydstie on Germany's manufacturing strength. The United States needs to create more manufacturing jobs:...

WSJ: America’s 25 Dying Industries

Check out this article, do you agree with the predictions and assessments it makes about some of our sectors of industry? America's 25 Dying Industries Samuel Stebbins...

Forbes Awards Its Retail Person of the Year to Nike’s Mark Parker

Known for his commitment to retail innovation and commitment to boundary breaking, Nike co-founder and current chairman, president and CEO of the company he...

First, this Pennsylvania town lost its Macy’s. Then Sears. Now, all eyes were on...

A bittersweet tale that is all too real from the Washington Post. An excellent,  thought-provoking read. HERMITAGE, Pa. – Barbara Cake had made the sale....

The Limits of Amazon

Folks, I've been around a LONG time, studying business for decades, harvesting epiphanies like they were truffles but I have seldom seen a line...

AAPN Member Cotton Incorporated Expanding Innovative Cotton University

AAPN member Cotton Incorporated are on a new mission to start of 2018; to better educate today’s industry professionals, while nurturing the next generation...

Five Big Business Trends to Watch in 2018

It's now officially 2018. A brand new year sure to bring with it brand new challenges, innovations, changes and more. This will be, as...