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WHY IPG PAID $2.3B CASH FOR ACXIOM

X Published in Forbes Yesterday New Tools? New Rules!  Why Ethical Data Will Win The DAY X 1. IPG just paid $2.3 billion CASH for Acxiom. WHY? 2. The EU just passed significant personal privacy data regulations, GDPR. Billions of $ worth of fines might be levied against major American tech companies. Why? 3.  Late last … Continue reading

As Appeard in Forbes Today

3 C’s & A T When Bytes … Bite Back or  why the covert collection and manipulation of consumer data might crash your cash flow what’s next after what’s next Title a tad bit too long for the Forbe’s style book .. but if it interests you …click below. http://www.forbes.com/sites/forbesinsights/2018/06/13/when-bytes-bite-back/#1553bb4b531c    

Jack Ma 2 Minutes & 42 Seconds … Amazing!

Ma defines entrepreneur and entrepreneurship – he is able, like few others, to see change, respond to it and exploit the opportunity. So here is Jack Ma, a man who failed his college entrance exams – 3 times,  in full academic regalia while receiving an honorary PhD – not only discussing global social responsibility and … Continue reading

I’m so real, I have to tell you I’m fake!

I’m so real … I have to tell you I’m Fake! Watch the Google demonstration in Click Two below … shortly after the demonstration …  ‘Google announced it will take steps to ensure that humans are not fooled when they get called by software bots that can convincingly mimic the human voice.’ Click Here for the full story! … Continue reading

What Sam Walton Told Me About Change

In the fall of 1991, I walked a store for two hours with Sam Walton. We talked about how retailing was changing.

Change Eluding Advertising’s ‘Mad Men’

‘December, 2017 was the 50th Anniversary of Leo’s famous speech about taking his name off the door.

Is The Future Of Retailing In The East?

Is the future of retailing in the East? The creative drive? The New Customer Experience? Starbucks’ future … appears to be in the East not the West. Why? Starbucks opens a new store every 15 hours in China. And … they are Creating the New Customer Experience … there … not here!

Columbus, Ohio …from rust belt to Digital Winner

What? Amazon has invested over $1 billion in the Columbus Ohio region since around 2014…distribution centers and a major analytics facility. That’s nice … but what else did Columbus get? Columbus becomes 2nd biggest city in the mid-west!   Since the 2010 census, Columbus (city limits only) has grown 9.3 percent, from 787,033 residents in 2010 … Continue reading

Mr. Bezos … we may have a problem!

Amazon / Whole Foods vs Aldi – Organic Products Mr. Bezos … we may have a problem! Amazon may have a lot of work to do to make Whole Foods Amazing!   Why is he smiling? Let’s look at some data points in the important Organic Foods retail competition… 1st … What items do people … Continue reading

It’s His Rice Bowl

If you want the metaphor that describes the impact of “creative destruction’ …