Memphis, TN – Once a phrase has achieved real burnout we call it a clich . Among the most recently ordained clich s is one of the more original. Thinking outside the box. Of such clich -quality is it that millions have been spent by a pizza or taco, or something chain that wants you to Think outside the bun.
Memphis, TN – In 1843, Merriman and Clark opened the first permanent photo studio in Memphis. Anyone wanting an exact counterfeit presentment of themselves, their mother, lover, father, or friend could stop by the Watch Shop, witness the operations, and obtain an exact likeness. It required less than one-minute of the sitter's time, and, in all cases, the likeness was warranted.
Memphis, TN – It seems funny that investors would spend millions, to open a new business with no aspirations of being better than average. I don't understand an objective to be just good enough. But recently I watched two new Memphis businesses reject opportunities to be the best in favor of being just good enough.
Memphis, TN – In 1963, a mother wanted her son to gain admission to Christian Brothers High School. Her only problem? The color of her son's skin. The Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Tennessee had decided to gradually integrate the Catholic schools, but this was not good enough for Mrs. Turner. With help from the NAACP, her son, Jessie Turner, Jr. became the first African American to desegregate a Memphis High School, while earning the highest GPA in his freshman class at CBHS.