Budgeting for Bookstores, the Barefoot Investor Way Scott Pape, author of the best-selling financial advice book The Barefoot Investor, urges readers to divide their income into 60 per cent ‘safety’, 20 per cent ‘saving’, and 20 percent ‘splurge’. In other words – to set up their buckets.
Ruby on Rails 4.2 Over the past year our developers have been upgrading the framework that the Circle system is built on, from Ruby on Rails 3.2 (R3.2) to Ruby on Rails 4.2 (R4.2).
Between 2009 and 2015 the number of independent bookstores across the USA grew by 35%, from 1,651 stores to 2,227. So, how did they do it? Associate Professor at the Harvard Business School, Ryan Raffaelli, puts this down to booksellers ability to reinvent and redefine the bookstore.
The focus in February has been on the DPS EFTPOS integration, data migration tools, and Rails 4.2 testing – which we need more of to ensure fewer problems arise when we push to prod.
This Payment Express integration has the potential to give you Circle POS on a hand-held device, like an iPad. Contact Lucy at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested!
February’s Best Seller is Mark Manson’s ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’, moving 883 copies. Scott Pape’s ever-present ‘The Barefoot Investor’ remains in the top 3, selling 726 copies this month. While new release and New York Times Best Seller ‘The Woman in the Window’ by A. J. Finn follows with 501 copies sold.
Much like his presidential campaign, ‘Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House’ has had a dramatic rise to the top of the poll. Michael Wolff’s exposé has sold 1005 copies across the Circle Community and over 1.7 million copies worldwide since its release on the 5th of January. Manson’s ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’ and Pape’s ‘The Barefoot Investor’, continue to hold second and third positions selling 946 and 832 copies.
The focus in January has been the Rails 4 upgrade and we are now at the point of wanting some brave, tech-savvy stores to beta test it.
Scott Pape’s ‘The Barefoot Investor’ sold 7251 copies in 2017 and is the Circle Community’s best selling book of the year. ‘Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls’ by Elena Favilli and Francesca Cavallo followed closely, selling 6585 copies. In third was David Walliams’ latest children’s book, ‘Bad Dad’, which sold 5251 copies.