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Jun 19

The Price War between Walmart and Amazon

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Recode recently ran an article about how Walmart was engaging in aggressive tactics to more effectively compete with Amazon prices both in the store and on Internet. (  ).While price is not always the only way to get customers, low prices are effective. When you go to buy gasoline and see three gas stations posting prices, and one is three cents lower; which location snags most of the cars.

Jun 16

Journalism Now Automated

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I have written in previous blogs about how many tasks are becoming automated and having a profound effect in the workplace and society. Last fall the Washington Post published an article about how many political races were reported using automated technology (  ). The article is worth reading. In summary, it reports than an algorithm has been created to generate stories from Internet content and produce it in written form. An editor or writer may easily add analysis. A program like this, while in its infancy, eliminates the need for low-level research assistants and basic writers.  It means that automation is affecting an area where you think it wouldn't have any influence.  A key principle to keep in mind is that in business if something can be automated, it likely will.

Jun 12

Beware of Changing Business Models

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Business models and the landscape for them change quickly. Several recent examples include Kodak's bankruptcy because they failed to embrace the new digital camera technology.  We all know that Amazon is wreaking havoc on the traditional brick and mortar stores.  Newspapers all over the country are folding because they are unable to compete with new online models.

Jun 08

The Post Office Declines in Relevance

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The post office is one of the oldest institutions in America founded in 1789 as a government monopoly.  Benjamin Franklin added postmaster to his long list of activities.  Years ago in my corporate work, we received several bags of mail early each morning to be opened and sorted. Employees pulled out checks and deposited them, processed invoices for payment and prepared correspondence. Before I left the corporate position, there was movement to invoice clients electronically and receive payments by wire which reduced paperwork and postal mail.

Jun 05

Seizing Opportunities

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When I was younger I lived in a Detroit suburb where there was a municipal park on Lake St. Clair. I liked fishing but didn’t have a boat so I frequently fished from the park pier. Most days I caught something and at least had an opportunity to fish. I learned that for two weeks at the end of May there would be a run of what we called silver bass. The current in the lake would brush up against the pier to create the moving water these fish liked. If you dropped a jig or small spinner in the right spot you could consistently catch 15 to 25 fish in a few hours. While these fish were not large, usually ranging between 10 and 14 inches, they were fun and easy to catch. However, when the run ended; the fish were gone. You either caught them during the short window or missed your opportunity. Likewise in business we need to access opportunities when they are available.