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Using Robotics to Aid — NOT Replace — Workers

We are aware that robots are projected to replace many jobs in the future. But robots can also assist — not replace — workers. Here’s an example from the Wall Street Journal involving warehouse functions. As reported by Jennifer Smith: “Known … Continue reading

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Observations from 234 Entrepreneurs!

We can learn a lot from successful entrepreneurs in terms of how to start a business, how to scale a business, and how to stay inspired. Recently, Tracey Wallace published (for Big Commerce) “234 American Business Owners on Starting, Scaling, … Continue reading

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AI Applications in Retailing

As we have noted before, the use of artificial intelligence (AI) by retail companies and others has really taken off. The best is still yet to come — exemplified by the video clips below. According to Bryan Wilson, reporting for … Continue reading

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Retailers Need to Do Better with Loyalty Programs

As we have reported before (click here, for example), the quest for customer loyalty continues to be both a critical goal and a major challenge for companies of all types and sizes. Given the importance of customer loyalty, why don’t … Continue reading

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Jack Ma’s 10 Tips for Career Success

Following up on last year’s post: “Advice from Alibaba’s Jack Ma,” here are  video career tips from Alibaba CEO Jack Ma. This video is based on an interview conducted by Evan Carmichael — a Canadian entrepreneur, author, speaker, and business consultant.    

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eMarketer Launches New Retail Site

Research firm eMarketer recently introduced a new Web site devoted to retail: https://retail.emarketer.com/. Three sections of the site are devoted to: News Retailers Restaurants   The new site is packed with tons of  timely — and regularly updated — information related … Continue reading

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McDonald’s Shifting Gears

McDonald’s is revamping its global strategy in hopes of stimulating sales and profits. Some of its planned changes are substantial. In January 2017, McDonald’s announced that it was selling a majority stake in its Chinese business. Given the huge size … Continue reading

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