Nov 042018
 

Can You Curate a Town? – The New York Times:

“Curating a town as one might an art collection — or in latter days, a party or store — is not a lonely pursuit. Wealthy individuals like Mr. Resnick, well-funded nonprofits and even corporations like Walmart have begun buying deserted American main streets, hoping to reinvent them with a fresh aesthetic.”

*Intersting. How many geographic locations are available? Can they be made into magnets for people that will then need products and services that must be created and delivered locally? What is the population density or population needed to make a place economically viable? How many places require tourism as a major plank? Can this place have some other major attraction that can bring people to there? Perhaps great outdoor scenery and weather …

Nov 042018
 

The screenshot image below is from Dent Reality.

It seems they are working on some interesting Augmented Reality technology. Someone is going to make something that creates consumer and retailer value. If you visit their site hopefully you can see a video of the demo the screenshot was from.

 

AR in Retail

Nov 042018
 

Jeff Raider on Founding Warby Parker and Harry’s – The New York Times:

“Jeff Raider on Founding Warby Parker and Harry’s First, eyeglasses. Now, shaving. Mr. Raider, a co-founder of two powerful direct-to-consumer brands, says change happens faster than we think.”

*Interesting short interview. Didn’t know of the Warby Parker and Harry’s connection previously.

Apr 222018
 

Bootleggers and Baptists is a concept put forth by regulatory economist Bruce Yandle,[1] derived from the observation that regulations are supported both by groups that want the ostensible purpose of the regulation, and by groups that profit from undermining that purpose.[2]
— Read on en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bootleggers_and_Baptists

*Concept often brought up in EconTalk podcasts.

Apr 222018
 

Show me someone who sweats every day, and spends as much time at events as watching them on TV, and I’ll show you someone who is good at life.
— Read on www.l2inc.com/daily-insights/no-mercy-no-malice/happiness-the-gorilla

*Lots of interesting and useful advice in this article. Read the whole thing. You will learn something about yourself and life.

Apr 222018
 

CB4 reported that its clients have a 95% compliance rate on recommendations from the stores and see a net sales gain of 0.8% to 3% from its solution.
— Read on www.supermarketnews.com/retail-financial/heinen-s-gets-deeper-insight-store-operations

*How much more in profits after subtracting the cost of the service?

Dec 042017
 

Seth’s Blog: How does the ball know?:

 

” In order to not follow through, you need to start slowing down before you’re done hitting the ball. “

*Best description of what’s really happening.