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  1. Data & Insights
Sometimes to make a point one needs to combine humor with some graphic visualization to break through. Here are three examples that leverage “waste”. The turd on the table The grass is greener because it is fertilized with Bullshit. No Flatulence does not smell like Chanel 5. 1.The turd on the table. What is a […]
  1. Data & Insights
Vagabonding is an outlook on life. Vagabonding is about using the prosperity and possibility of the information age to increase your personal options instead of your personal possessions. Vagabonding is about taking an extended time-out from our normal life-six weeks, four months, two years-to travel the world on your own terms. Vagabonding is not a […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
The most successful organizations and leaders are rarely defeated. They defeat themselves. Three common symptoms of SDD or ‘self-defeat disease” are: a) the inability to anticipate new competition, b) a failure to see situation from another perspective, c) self delusion due to a bubble of filtered thinking buttressed by sycophantic deputies. One simple exercise to […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
For years, people have been prognosticating the collapse of the martech landscape. That all these thousands of different martech apps are going to be winnowed down to a handful of winners. For the past 12 years, those predictions have been consistently proven wrong, year after year after year. (The myths of martech are nothing if […]
  1. Data & Insights
It is projected that in 2027, 86.5 million people will be freelancing in the United States making 50.1 percent of the population. A combination of five forces is driving this re-configuring of the workforce: Aging: In the United States 10,000 people turn 65 every day and many of this group continue to work because they […]
  1. Partnerships & Alt Profit
Fanatics has launched its new livestream commerce business, Fanatics Live, which had first been announced in February 2023 when former Google and Snap executive Nick Bell was brought in to run the new division. Fanatics Live aims to create a space where sellers and fans can “unite their passions and interests” and transact on collectible […]
  1. Data & Insights
Professionals across the world, across industries and across all levels (but particularly middle to senior executive levels) are grappling with the issue of relevance. 1)    Are our businesses and business models relevant? 2)    Are our organizational designs, incentive plans, and talent relevant? 3)    Are our partners, suppliers, and the way we tap into external resources […]
  1. Trends & External Forces
Tackling your tax bill can be a daunting task, but with proper planning, you can considerably reduce the amount owed this year. By exploring various avenues, from maximizing deductions to investing in retirement savings, you’ll unlock multiple ways to ease your financial burden.  12 Ways to Reduce Your Personal and Business Tax Bill  Whether you […]
  1. Media & Marketing
What is your purpose? Is it too late to re-invent yourself? What happens when you come to a fork in the road? How do you motivate a team? What does it mean to care and to have high personal standards? A perspective on all these topics is shared in 30 minutes of some of the […]
  1. Data & Insights
The history of AI is over 80 years old. You can learn and view its developments here at the online Computer History Museum site. After many ups and downs, false dawns and surviving many winters AI or what Ted Chiang, the author calls “Applied Statistics” has arrived due to a combination of access to swaths […]
  1. Data & Insights
Worked so hard for this corner office with a view. This wonderfully awe-inspiring room. But instead of enjoying my due. Have the same square footage as everyone else on Zoom. As a manager we would monitor and check-in. Now with everyone working anywhere that is in the dust bin. Worked my way up the ladder […]
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Image: Mid Journey. Prompt…Imagine what irresistible looks like? Josh Bersin is a legend in the world of Human Resources and Talent. His four decade long career has spanned all the twists and turns and ups and downs of a career from studying to be an engineer at Cornell and Stanford, earning an MBA from the […]
  1. Data & Insights
Photo “ The Reader” by Alex Timmermans Today’s Large Language Models (LLM’s) which drive AI advances like GPT learn and grow through “reading”. They ingest large data sets and then connect dots, “see” patterns and create relationships while optimizing against learning goals. “Reading” grows their capabilities which allow them to “write” their responses. We respond […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Ipsos publishes an award-winning strategic foresight magazine called “What the Future” . Matt Carmichel, What the Future editor and head of the Ipsos Trends & Foresight Lab, recently spoke to me for an article about Purpose which this post is built on. What’s the state of purpose today?  There are three ways to look at […]
  1. Channel: Ecommerce & Digital
Bryan Wiener is one of the early digital pioneers who has created over half a billion dollars of shareholder value across the many companies he has either co-founded or helped grow and sell. He is best known for his leadership of 360i which he sold to Dentsu and his turnaround of Profitero which he sold […]
  1. Technology & Innovation
The future of marketing is people. A)    It is about understanding people as people and not just as consumers, customers, members, and users. B)    It is about getting people to advocate for a brand to other people. C)    It is about upgrading the status of marketing people and upgrading marketing people. Marketing is about understanding […]
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  1. Data & Insights
Happy New Year! 2023 is here and all the years before are receding backward on the timeline. They have left their mark and will continue to impact our tomorrow’s when we least expect it. For years whenever I came across a good paragraph or phrase, I would copy it down into a notebook.To mark the […]
  1. Data & Insights
In a world filled with increasing amounts of data, computational power and advances in AI, talent will matter even more if we a) focus on what is unique to humans and b) do so in a way that leverages the power of technology. Data is as important as electricity. No business or leader can survive […]

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Danish toymaker Lego has reportedly abandoned a prominent initiative to eliminate oil-based plastics from its bricks. This decision comes after the company discovered that the new material, recycled polyethylene terephthalate (RPET), would result in higher carbon emissions. Lego’s CEO, Niels Christiansen, mentioned that extensive testing revealed it was challenging to find a material that met…
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As the pandemic’s impact on brick-and-mortar retail lingers, the U.S. drugstore landscape is undergoing significant changes. CVS, the largest drugstore chain in America, is implementing a policy change that will lead to the closure of hundreds of stores over the next three years, aiming to optimize store locations based on population shifts and consumer buying…
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Amazon will invest up to $4 billion in Anthropic and gain a minority ownership position in the company, part of a deal that will have Amazon Web Services (AWS) become Anthropic’s primary cloud provider. Anthropic will make its future AI foundation models accessible to million of developers, as well as provide AWS customers with early […]
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  2. Partnerships & Alt Profit
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  4. Retailer Media
Shopify Audiences debuted last year with only Google and Meta. In January, Pinterest was added to the mix. Now TikTok, Snap and, notably, Criteo will be able to plug into The post Shopify Audiences Adds Criteo, Its First Open Web Ads Partner appeared first on AdExchanger.