Category Archives: Business

Amazon is Coming to Australia and Retailers are Worried

They should be worried. As I discussed in my blog last week called The Blockbuster Effect, and countless previous blogs, you can’t expect, even at the bottom of the planet, to have the luxury of continuing doing business the same … Continue reading

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The Blockbuster Effect

I was listening to the Zig Ziglar Show on the way home tonight Episode 481 with Mark Sanborn and had to pause when I heard the following statement which resonated so much with previous blogs I have written on the … Continue reading

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Life List #6/150 Write a Sequel to Unleashing the Roadwarrior

It’s been 15 years since I wrote and published Unleashing the Road Warrior and it’s interesting both how much has changed and how little has changed. I was planning on writing a book about traffic congestion on our roads and … Continue reading

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Raves and a little rant from Paihia to Auckland

On the weekend I had the distinct pleasure of being a guest speaker at the Northland National Road Carriers event in Paihia. It was great to have the pleasure to speak with and learn from people that have been on … Continue reading

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Why restaurants need a hyper-local influencer marketing strategy

The founders of Pizza Pilgrims know a thing or two about influencer marketing. Sourced through Scoop.it from: econsultancy.com I was so frustrated with Foursquare, I was an ambassador but they wouldn’t let people manage multiple clients and the reality is … Continue reading

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Why “near me” is critically important for multi-location businesses

As searchers become increasingly mobile, hyper-local searches are on the rise — and multi-location businesses stand to benefit the most. Sourced through Scoop.it from: searchengineland.com Are you missing out on business? I’m going to keep this one really simple. Go … Continue reading

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China’s tech entrepreneurs have stopped copying and started innovating (Wired UK)

China’s startups used to follow the lead of Apple and Facebook but Meituan, XinCheJian and YY are forging their own paths Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.wired.co.uk Apparently Seoul is the most ‘drunk’ city in the world. So Chinese entrepreneurs has … Continue reading

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