Numlock Sunday: October 21, 2018
By Walt Hickey
Welcome to the Numlock Sunday edition. This week, I spoke to my friend Kim Bhasin, Bloomberg reporter and the host of “Invitation Only.” Kim’s work has appeared in Numlock before, like this entry on how Tiffany’s renovation of a single location is an immense undertaking for the company:
The jeweler Tiffany & Co. will renovate its 10-floor New York flagship store on Fifth Avenue, with construction slated to begin next spring. That location alone accounts for as much as 10 percent of Tiffany’s annual sales, which explains why the company will spend something like 2 percent of its worldwide net sales on the renovation.
Kim’s all over the world of retail, from his show “Invitation Only” covering the upper crust of the brick and mortar retail business, to the time he literally wrote a video game about dying malls. He can be found on Twitter here.
This interview has been condensed and edited.
Walt Hickey: So I would like to talk about the time that you made a video game about ho…