Crystal Ball: Best Buy – Going out of Business (Revised)

Posted by on September 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm

Best Buy has had its lunch handed to them by Amazon and poor management. Best Buy sells commodity and low margin products. Consumers go to Best Buy stores to see the products, take a test ride and then buy the products from other retailers. As has been reported, Best Buy has too many stores and, [...]

The DPI Instruction Manual Update: The Washington Post

Posted by on February 13, 2012 at 9:05 am

The New York Times Sunday business journal reported on the digital future for the Washington Post. The paper refuses to remain a hostage “of the past”. The digital revolution reinvention of the newsroom is a big step forward. The Washington Post can look at “where online visitors are when they read the site, if they [...]

The DPI Instruction Manual Update: With A Little Help From My Friends

Posted by on January 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm

Companies are starting to include lists of what your friends like. The premise is that if you can see what your friends are reading and listening to, it would impact your decision. What is being built is a “friends-centric reading experience” says Vijay Ravindran, Chief Digital Officer at the Washington Post. We have always asked [...]

No More Experts

Posted by on December 6, 2011 at 10:54 am

A visible effect of the digital age and the Internet has been the functional demotion of experts. Traditionally, the expert was an individual distinguished from the rest of us by being a scholar who was well educated and possessed knowledge and information. Now that we all live in the “digital age” with thousands of media [...]