Category Archives: Business

Congratulations to Countdown on their new Proximity Based Marketing App

For a number of years I’ve been prodding retailers to take advantage of location services on people’s smartphones with several blogs including some looking at the grocery industry. I was disappointed when they dropped their old app, but delighted to … Continue reading

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An Opportunity for Aucklanders to Improve their Communications Skills

It seems to me that whenever there is a problem, whether it is family or friends, work, community or at a global level, a lot of it is to do with communication and mostly misunderstandings that are easily fixed. Of … Continue reading

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Telecommuting produces gains in productivity

A month or so ago on a Friday, the starter motor on my car decided to stop working. I ended up having to have a tow truck pick it up and take it to the garage where they had to … Continue reading

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Sometimes I think I should become a proof-reader. Whatever happened to editors?

I see it everywhere and it drives me nuts. Whether it’s printed or digital newspapers, books by top authors, articles, or in this header from FOX. News services stand out the most because you expect good spelling and grammar from … Continue reading

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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

Posted in Amazon, Apple Watch, Australia, Business, Customer Research, Customers, disruptive model, Gadgets, Gas prices, Loyalty, Maas, Marketing, Marketing apps, New retail ideas, People, Retail, retail apps, retail survival, retail systems, Shopping, SmartWatch | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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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