Archive for May, 2011

Collaborate Consumption

May 21, 2011

“Now that the sharing economy is gaining the backing of the financial community, corporations from car manufactures, property owners, Baby Gap to Target, etc. better start creating their own marketplaces.” — Fast Company [May 2011]

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Manufacturers Are Committing Suicide.

May 3, 2011

While I have written about this before, it still boggles my mind that manufacturers allocate approximately 70% of their budget for promotional and merchandising allowances. That is like giving the US nuclear arsenal to Iran. Retailers are manufacturers’ number one competitors. For example, Wal-Mart rakes in the dough which it uses to promote its private [...]

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