Buy local … or not

The chorus to "Buy Local" has become the new "Buy American." This is especially the case with the corporate shenanigans going on. GE doesn't pay taxes. The executives of Well Fargo and B of A should be in jail and Wal-mart is getting sued for discrimination by just about every woman who worked there in the last 10 years.  And even … Continue reading Buy local … or not

Why I hate Groupon!

January 31, 2013 update: Yesterday LivingSocial, Groupon's main competitor, announced a 2012 $650 million loss. This post has brewing inside me for a couple of months now. I think it started when I heard that Groupon had turned down a $6 billion buyout offer from Google. I couldn't see how these guys could turn down … Continue reading Why I hate Groupon!

What happens when walls start talking? Is this the future of shopping?

The Matrix and Minority Report may have been of Hollywood lore, but their premise may be closer than you think. Interactive shopping is here. It may not be on your Main Street, but it will be. The task at hand however, as in most leading technologies ... how can it be used to benefit us … Continue reading What happens when walls start talking? Is this the future of shopping?

Are we seeing organizations that both make money … and be good for us? We can only hope!

The world is looking at constellation of circumstances that will cause an explosion of activity in organizational structuring that blurs the current models. And it's not coming any time too soon. First: Traditional government has become ineffective and is seen as virtually useless to many. This view will become even more prevalent as government becomes … Continue reading Are we seeing organizations that both make money … and be good for us? We can only hope!

Want to market to the 20 year olds? Better look past your product … and it’s not just social media.

I can't count the number of stories, reports and blog postings I've read describing Generation Y, the Millennials as spoiled, selfish consumers. This couldn't be further from the truth. Just because all you Baby Boomers are trying to transfer guilt for your own behavior ... doesn't make it so. And these kids are about more … Continue reading Want to market to the 20 year olds? Better look past your product … and it’s not just social media.