Echo ‘Go’?

‘At first, Fan Hui thought the move was rather odd. But then he saw its beauty.’

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Chasing the Customer … While Sears Built a Tower … Sam Walton Built Stores

Back in 1969, the world’s largest retailer, Sears Roebuck and Company, decided to build the world’s tallest building in Chicago, IL – Sears Tower. About that time, Sam Walton decided to start building a lot of retail stores. Sears at one time did over 1% of the U.S. gross national product in retail sales. Today … Continue reading

What Went Wrong At Sears? Organizational Ossification!

Today, Eddie Lampert is doing the necessary work to unwind what’s left of Sears’s former assets, in my opinion. He is not a “Venture Capitalist”, he is a “Vulture Capitalist”. He will, in an orderly fashion, dismantle Sears. And that’s probably OK.

Rishad Tobaccowala Picks Echo

Echo and other products that are sure to be developed, show how increasingly difficult it will be for legacy media form factors to remain relevant as a marketing communication strategy.

Star Wars

The Star Wars marketing machine creates… a new interactive fan experience

Brusing, Thrilling Workplace … Amazon

Front Page Story – The New York Times ran the following headline Sunday: X Amazon’s Brusing Thrilling Work Place X x With leads like … ” I would see people practically combust.”, “Nearly every person I worked with, I saw cry at their desk.” or “Giant retailer tests how far it can push white-collar staff.” … Ok … Continue reading

‘Amazon’s Bruising, Thrilling Workplace’

The New York Times front page story today: x   ‘Giant Retailer Tests How Far It Can Push White-Collar Staff’ x It’s a rather interesting storyline. I guess the point is: X Working for Amazon is … Not for the Feint of Heart X or … What if top performers should stay and old line management … Continue reading

Iceland Melted… Greece Slipped…China Cracked

The interesting thing about international finance is that even a lot of professional economists don’t understand it very well. But lots of stuff was in the news last week … so here is a water cooler conversation starter to start your Monday. China Shocks Currency Markets: 08.11.2015 China devalued its currency last night by the … Continue reading

4th of July Thoughts

Ronald Regan’s farewell speech to the nation X In his final speech to the nation, Ronald Regan shared with the nation his thoughts as to the role of the United States in the world and the responsibilities of those who live within its borders. Regan thought of the US as John Winthrop’s, ‘Shining City On … Continue reading

Storytelling … When Reality Is Augmented

Storytelling … When Reality Is Augmented.