What are the best topics for a Just a Minute session? - Quora
Getting back on topic for just a minute..
Let me take you off topic for just a minute. My 7 year old son is in grade one at Cleveland Elementary School. The principle Doug Beveridge is a blogger. He wrote a post recently that was touching, personal and I felt connected. I didn’t have to meet with him face to face. This happened purely by the power of writing a blog post. It is pretty cool. Check it out if you are interested. I learned all over again how storytelling and writing from the heart creates impact:
Pupils talk about one topic for just a minute.
Now staying on the gross margin topic for just a minute. I'm pretty sure you have at least a few questions on input costs for 2015. Now let me start by saying that overall the impact of pricing versus product cost on gross margin is about neutral and the impact of each is relatively small. That is the impact of pricing increases and product cost increases are both minimal. Given our ability to improve our gross margins through a favorable mix, we view that as good news.