Tag Archives: Retail

STOP. Before You Buy That Business, Talk to the Neighbors

I’ve just finished the draft of an eBook called ‘5 Top Mistakes People Make When They Are Buying a House’ and it struck me that there are many similarities when buying or locating a business. In this case I want … Continue reading

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Kiwi and Australian Retailers Need to do Change to Beat Amazon

Yesterday I saw a story on CNN about Toys R Us filing for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy. It is big news for retailers and their CEO says they will survive by competing with Amazon and meeting customers needs with new store … 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

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Car Robot City Opens in Michigan; Autonomous Cars Learn To Drive : US … – Headlines & Global News

‘M City’ is expected to accelerate the production of usable, safe and convenient autonomous car technology as early as 2020. Sourced through Scoop.it from: http://www.hngn.com I love it when Science fiction meets reality. Instead of teaching children to drive, this … Continue reading

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Autonomous Cars Will Need Ethics, Morals and NASCAR Mode | Road Ahead – Ward’s Auto (blog)

It is easy to make autonomous vehicles drive in a more virtuous manner than humans, but this could make them vulnerable as they mix with conventional cars and drivers on the road. Sourced through Scoop.it from: wardsauto.com So on Thursday … Continue reading

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Uber riders can now earn points at luxury hotels

In-between shenanigans, Uber actually offers a pretty nice car service, and users are about to get a perk besides free water: points from chi-chi hotelier Starwood. Source: http://www.msn.com A few years ago I wrote about a blog about a  book … Continue reading

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What you need to know about location-based mobile marketing

The ones that do get it, and it can work in virtually any retail environment will thrive, the others with their staid old board members will scratch their heads and say they were always going to fail because of market forces and unfortunately with that mindset, no amount of GPS Smartphone carrying, open to buy shoppers will save them. Continue reading

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