Amazon Confrontation in Columbus … Update

Why is Amazon spending $1 billion in Columbus, Ohio?

“We can’t be a $400 billion retailer without a strong consumables business.” Jeff Bezos

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Non-Innovation – Innovation – Re-Innovation

The Necessity of Understanding Innovation

“Business has only two functions—marketing and innovation. “ Peter Drucker

It’s Not Necessary to Change … If Survival Is Not Mandatory!

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Echo ‘Go’?

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

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

Chasing The Customer … Change Happens

Change Happens! Five generations—for the first time in our history— are now shopping in America’s food stores. Immigration and the ‘Connected Consumer’ are all coalescing to force change.  And … there’s lot of Change happening. Management has no options — but to sense, to listen and to adjust. Bill Sussman of Collective Bias, asked me to … Continue reading