Articles by Fred Kaplowitz

Strange Days Indeed, Mama

OK. We all know the past year has been challenging. But how challenging has it been? According to recent statistics from NIH, 40% of adult Americans are on some kind of anti-anxiety or anti-depressant drug. This is up from 16% back in 2015.To put this number in a clearer perspective,…

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Christmas Is Just A Few Clicks Away

“OK”, you are saying, “Fred, you have really lost it. You want me to start thinking about Christmas? In my bowling center? You are kidding, right? I will be lucky if I get two parties; on the lanes; in masks!Not so fast there, Bunkie. A recent article in the Sunday NY Times…

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Success

Hello, I thought I would resend this blog I put out just before Covid 19 hit. Little did I know that success would be measured a bit differently today than back in early March?  Or will it really? Yet, as a proprietor, I know that success has been just paying…

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Backfield In Motion

It has been 5 weeks since my back surgery and what I thought would be a ten day to two-week recovery has turned into a long physical therapy program that still has about 21 more weeks to go.However, what can you expect when you have an erector set implanted on…

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Just Wondering

This is not a political blog. For the last 8 years or so that I have been blogging I have done my best to stay away from being political, at least on this forum. But today, I have to ask a question.I’m just wondering. What the heck happened to us?Racial…

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Centers are starting to open up and are doing so with great alacrity and innovativeness. I always said that bowling proprietors are some of the most ingenious people I know who are consistently good at developing new ways to engage customers. Of course, some do it better than others, but all…

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(I recently received a business newsletter that had an interesting article, referencing something I had been thinking about and I wanted to share it with you. Below is the article) Have You Been Running at Half Speed During the Covid 19 Lockdown? By Siimon Reynolds It’s very understandable of course….

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Laughter

We are going back, albeit slowly, to the things that make us feel “normal.” In some states, not in all states, but some, haircuts, restaurants, outdoor dining, bars, local retail shopping, some movie theatres, gyms, and bowling centers are starting to open.And when customers come back, what do they most…

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Attitude

I spent a fair amount of time reading these past few months, business books, marketing books and historical works; the latter being one of my favorite categories. One of the last books I finished was about the building of the Brooklyn Bridge and back in 1883 when it was finished…

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