The Future for Shopping: Herding Vs. Empowerment

Consider this comment from our vantage points as businesspeople AND as consumers: “Businesses today tend to herd customers as if they were cattle, but a revolution in personal empowerment is under way — and buying will never be the same again, says author Doc Searls. He discusses his new book, The Intention Economy, with the […]

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E-Commerce in Developing Markets: The Next Frontier in Global Expansion

A.T. Kearney, a leading consulting firm, has generated a report on the most attractive developing markets for E-commerce: “Online shopping is changing how retailers develop their global expansion strategies. A.T. Kearney’s E-Commerce Index reveals which developing markets hold the most potential for online growth.” Click the chart to learn more.

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XMarks the Spot

As Dave Johnson reports for CBS MoneyWatch: “If you use Internet Explorer, either because it’s required in the office or you just prefer it to other Web browsers, you might be missing out on some of the more compelling features from competing products. What you might not realize is that it’s a snap to sync […]

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Coming Soon: A Smaller iPad?

According to Nick Wingfield and Nick Bilton, writing in the New York Times: “The tech companies are at it again — trying to catch the blockbuster iPad in a race to win the tablet market. Google on Friday began shipping its Nexus 7, which is smaller and less expensive than Apple’s iPad, and is meant […]

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Check Out These Tips on What NOT to Say on the Job

As Robert Pagliarini notes at a CBS MoneyWatch post: “A handful of phrases make me cringe every time I hear them. And when I hear otherwise smart, successful people utter them, I can’t help thinking they need serious help.” Click the photo to see his worst five phrases. iStockPhoto

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New Retailing Blog

If retailing is a subject of interest to you, check out our new blog. There are already more than 350 posts. Click the icon to visit. These are some of the categories that you may be interested in which are at that blog: Careers in Retailing Career Useful Information Career Video Clips Global Retailing Online […]

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The Education of Groupon’s Andrew Mason

Groupon has had some tough sledding since its IPO (initial public offering) in 2011. The deal-of-the-day firm has seen it’s stock price drop off and competition has intensified. And CEO Andrew Mason is working hard to right the ship. In a story on Groupon for Businessweek, Lauren Etter and Douglas MacMillan write that: “Mason co-founded […]

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