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Keep the Disciplined Pursuit of the Hedgehog Concept the Main Thing

I’m reading Greg Mckeown’s book “Essentialism:  The Disciplined Pursuit of Less”.  It is a great book espousing the value of focusing on what matters and gracefully, or even not-so-gracefully, saying no to everything else.  His HBR summary of the same … Continue reading

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My Last Mile Obsession

Good Eggs is yet another company trying to make a name for itself delivering products to your home.  I just saw they received more funding via CrunchBase (a great site for those of you interested in venture funded endeavors).  I … Continue reading

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Same-Day Delivery – Macy’s ?

I’m still fascinated by attempts to build a successful same-day delivery business model.  Perhaps the winner will be a surprise: http://finance.yahoo.com/news/this-traditional-retailer-might-beat-amazon-to-same-day-delivery-143416632.html The winner will simply be the one who can execute on order fulfillment and delivery utilizing its local inventory.  … Continue reading

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Same-Day Delivery – the Gift that Keeps on Giving…

Same day delivery, it seems, is continuing its comeback.  Some of the ideas from our attempt in the early 2000’s are still intact: few employees, no warehouses, no vehicles, crowd-source the delivery, etc. Here’s the article from the New York … Continue reading

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Same-Day Delivery – Still a Good Idea

Twelve years ago, a group of us set out to build a business based on the idea that local retailers had an advantage over online retailers in their local inventory.  The primary advantage created by the proximity of products to … Continue reading

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