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Sy Syms: suited for success

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When clothing retailer Sy Syms founded Syms in 1959, he gained a competitive edge simply by doing things sooner than his competitors.

Examples: He made Monday’s deliveries on Sunday afternoons and opened earlier than anybody else.

Syms did everything he could to stay a step ahead. Now, nearly 50 years later, Syms is still a thriving concern, while most of its competitors are long gone.

—Adapted from “Smart Is as Smart Does,” Marcy Syms, The New York Times.

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