So you read the previous article of Amazon's acquisition of Whole Foods. More to quench your business and technology appetite (don't worry, no calories). Amazon's one Achilles Heel (yes, they have one). Delivering fresh and perishable food is a much different operational activity commodity than … [Read more...] about Is Amazon Creating a Whole Retailer? Part II
OK, I guess that I had a premeditation moment in early May. Posting a blog article suggesting that Amazon should purchase one of the cable shopping channels and add it to its retail portfolio. I was "close" :-). Think about this ... probably for the first time in its history ... the retail … [Read more...] about Is Amazon Creating a Whole Retailer?
This idea has been rolling around in my head for about two months (yes a scary thing!). And, finally transferred it to paper (or in this case, a blog). Clearly, Amazon has transformed retailing by inventing the pure play concept of online retailing. The Amazon Effect is clear ... … [Read more...] about Should Amazon Plug Into Cable?
This post is as close to political content as I will (hopefully) ever post on this blog. Don't worry, no commentary on the elections :-). In a March 17, 2014, I posted an article titled Does the US Need to Give Everything Away?! That post outlined an early conversation about transferring the … [Read more...] about Transferring Internet control from US — Symbolic progress?
In September 2015, I wrote about the razor blade strategy (literally) disrupted by the Dollar Shave Club (DSC). You can read that blog article by clicking here. Well, just recently, the efforts of DSC's CEO and founder Michael Dublin have paid off. After only five years, the startup has … [Read more...] about Technology Disruption For Success and $$
So ... should the Internet be neutral? Metaphorically, beige in a manner of speaking. Neutrality. Consider the following scenario -- Your wireless phone service provider is ABC while your brother Tom's provider is XYZ. When Tom calls you from his cell phone, his call is placed in a queue … [Read more...] about What does the color beige and the Internet have in common?
When you were a child, remember Highlights Magazine? To the Hidden Picture article? To find something inside the graphic? A recent Wall Street Journal article said that "retailers have been stealing ideas from online rivals about how to run websites for years.” That may be true, but online … [Read more...] about Does Online Commerce Strategy Mimic Traditional Retailing?
Chocolate is one of the most popular items that people enjoy eating. Total sales of chocolate in the United States is approximately $20B with per capita consumption of chocolate is about 12 pounds per year. So what does this have to do with smartphones? Mobile Phone Adoption Well, a new report … [Read more...] about Politics and Hershey Chocolate, Smartphones are Here!
One Small Step for Facebook, One Giant Leap for Media Companies' News Content Facebook Hosting News Sites’ Content is Bad News for News Sites but will be Necessary Given the Power of Facebook Robert Clement, Bryant University, MBA523 I recently read an article titled, “Facebook May Host … [Read more...] about One Small Step for Facebook, One Giant Leap for Media Companies’ News Content
For years, I would always refer to Walmart as the king of retailing. For those in Rhode Island that remember Ann & Hope, there are a few stories about how Sam Walton pioneered his retail empire after Ann & Hope, a Rhode Island-based retailer. If you are from the RI and older the 40, you … [Read more...] about Amazon: Started with Books, Finish with None