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  • business studentsTransparency &
    purpose please

    Students want space to
    create just like boomers

     

    Google dominates in popularity as the company where business students want to work most according to a survey by Universum. Surprise, surprise...

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  • bezos jeff amazon supermanAMZN: amazing
    Prime preferred

    Conversion rate 22 times
    greater than competition


    Amazon's Prime
    loyalty program converts browsers to buyers 74% of the time compared with 3% for top 500 merchants...

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  • Maker cafe3D Maker cafe
    brewing ideas

    Destination opportunity
    for OP retailers to match

     

    Internet cafes started it. Banks are copying it. Why don't office retailers do 3D making shops to replace their print/copy services with an added taste of espresso? 

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  • Carruthers court graingerCarruthers goes
    from Grainger 

    COO replaces US chief.
    Where's he going SPLS?

     
    Court Carruthers, the dynamic, much admired Americas chief at #1 Industrial supplier Grainger is leaving. Where is he going? Speculation includes Staples, Essendant and Amazon... 

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  • sysco truck crashSysco ceases
    USFoods deal

    Judge cites Nat.accnts


    dominance as key issue


    Sysco Foods officially pulled the plug on the $8Bn takeover of US Foods today incurring $300m in break up fees. The Judge/FTC decision is a parallel precedent expected to stop #SPLODGE 

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business studentsTransparency &
purpose please

Students want space to
create just like boomers

 

Google dominates in popularity as the company where business students want to work most according to a survey by Universum. Surprise, surprise...

Read more ...

bezos jeff amazon supermanAMZN: amazing
Prime preferred

Conversion rate 22 times
greater than competition


Amazon's Prime
loyalty program converts browsers to buyers 74% of the time compared with 3% for top 500 merchants...

Read more ...

Maker cafe3D Maker cafe
brewing ideas

Destination opportunity
for OP retailers to match

 

Internet cafes started it. Banks are copying it. Why don't office retailers do 3D making shops to replace their print/copy services with an added taste of espresso? 

Read more ...

Carruthers court graingerCarruthers goes
from Grainger 

COO replaces US chief.
Where's he going SPLS?

 
Court Carruthers, the dynamic, much admired Americas chief at #1 Industrial supplier Grainger is leaving. Where is he going? Speculation includes Staples, Essendant and Amazon... 

Read more ...

sysco truck crashSysco ceases
USFoods deal

Judge cites Nat.accnts


dominance as key issue


Sysco Foods officially pulled the plug on the $8Bn takeover of US Foods today incurring $300m in break up fees. The Judge/FTC decision is a parallel precedent expected to stop #SPLODGE 

Read more ...

mcDonagh aidan integraWill new Integra
boss invest IDC? 

Growth/rebates decline
may force indy buying


Independent investor Hemel Holdings owned by William Good, has acquired #1 UK dealer group Integra.  Does he plan to herd cats or create a shelter? What will wholesalers think?

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whitman meg HP heavy cloadsCloud dealers
win public biz 

Meet the rising stars
disrupting dinosaurs

 

Old tech giants such as HP, Atos and Fujitsu are being trounced by smaller suppliers on G-Cloud according to a new report by DeNove...

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amazon fresh customerAMZN: delivery
plans revisited

How same-day service
drives down unit costs


We are grateful to Seeking Alpha's analyst Gary Bourgeault for his analysis and views on Amazon's rapidly rising shipping costs. We debate his inconclusive study...

Read more ...

Freelancer appsOn demand 

apps 'appening

The Freelance economy
alive & kicking in Boston

 


Boston Globe's Scott Kirsner, was jammed in June with travel to Miami, Austin & NY. Fortunately, a bunch of startups came to his rescue..

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productivity leaderboard 20152015 Leaderboard

New leaders in
productivity…

Lean stockless players
& etailers set hot pace


We've nearly completed our review of best practices in productivity, the most universally accepted indicator of profitability . The Half-Year Leaderboard will be published on Tues 30 June

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smed Mogens DIRTTThe WorkLife

C o n f l u e n c e

NeoCon highlights space
trend to homely offices


Complementing the titanic trend towards sit/stand furniture was the convergence of commercial and residential lifestyles in motivating people at work. This megatrend was best demonstrated by DIRTT and CEO Mogens Smed... completed today

Read more ...

market myopiaOwner-vision vs
manger-myopia

The innovation investors
compared w/cost cutters


NeoCon 2015
was a huge success. It contrasted the progressive, innovators' edutaining showrooms with the cost cutting culture of staid furniture stores. A case study review...completed today, sorry

Read more ...

Productivity stairway to heaven2The PeRSoNal
Productivity
market is HOT

More resellers getting
leaner, cleaner, greener


In our half year review with the most progressive resellers in busines supply, there is a marked uptick in optimism for those driving a productivity (not product) services agenda... updated

Read more ...

sit stand office lucyGet Up, Stand
Up for your life

Importance of regaular
body movement at work

 
Alison Bruzek Boston Globe correspondent wrote an interesting piece on the new guidelines detailing how much movement workers need over a shift.

Read more ...

Screen Shot 2015 01 06 at 20.21.16Merger Mania!

Deal activity up 50%.
Motivated by expansion
or market consolidation?


A boom in mergers and acquisitions usually signals confidence in the economy, and headline-grabbing deals evoke images of CEO's cheering about business prospects and overall growth. But is it the case this time? Updated

Read more ...

sorrell martin wpp rl

Sorrell: How ads raise relevance

WPP/Ogilvy chief on PR, gender, climate, Twitter

 


WPP CEO Sir Martin Sorrell
was at #CannesLions to discuss the evolution of ad industry re PR, gender issues, the power of Twitter, PR, content and creativity 

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Transparency & Purpose please

business studentsTransparency &
purpose please

Students want space to
create just like boomers

 

Google dominates in popularity as the company where business students want to work most according to a survey by Universum. Surprise, surprise...

Read More...

Amazon: delivery plans revisited

amazon fresh customerAMZN: delivery
plans revisited

How same-day service
drives down unit costs


We are grateful to Seeking Alpha's analyst Gary Bourgeault for his analysis and views on Amazon's rapidly rising shipping costs. We debate his inconclusive study...

Read More...

The WorkLife Confluence at DIRTT

smed Mogens DIRTTThe WorkLife

C o n f l u e n c e

NeoCon highlights space
trend to homely offices


Complementing the titanic trend towards sit/stand furniture was the convergence of commercial and residential lifestyles in motivating people at work. This megatrend was best demonstrated by DIRTT and CEO Mogens Smed... completed today

Read More...

Owner-vision versus manager myopia

market myopiaOwner-vision vs
manger-myopia

The innovation investors
compared w/cost cutters


NeoCon 2015
was a huge success. It contrasted the progressive, innovators' edutaining showrooms with the cost cutting culture of staid furniture stores. A case study review...completed today, sorry

Read More...

The Personal Productivity Services Market is HOT

Productivity stairway to heaven2The PeRSoNal
Productivity
market is HOT

More resellers getting
leaner, cleaner, greener


In our half year review with the most progressive resellers in busines supply, there is a marked uptick in optimism for those driving a productivity (not product) services agenda... updated

Read More...

Get Up, Stand Up for your Life - Ergonomics

sit stand office lucyGet Up, Stand
Up for your life

Importance of regaular
body movement at work

 
Alison Bruzek Boston Globe correspondent wrote an interesting piece on the new guidelines detailing how much movement workers need over a shift.

Read More...

Merger Mania - Motivated by expansion or consolidation?

Screen Shot 2015 01 06 at 20.21.16Merger Mania!

Deal activity up 50%.
Motivated by expansion
or market consolidation?


A boom in mergers and acquisitions usually signals confidence in the economy, and headline-grabbing deals evoke images of CEO's cheering about business prospects and overall growth. But is it the case this time? Updated

Read More...

Twitter new CEO gossip gets HOT

twitter bain dorsey canneTwitter CEO
gossip hots UP!

Marketing Week's Ritson
misunderstands brand


Twitter,
the #1 business news broadcaster's CEO search after Dick Costolo's expected resignation. Where will it go?  Don't let it be misunderstood...

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Twitter broadcasting v Social Media Circles

Screen Shot 2015 06 24 at 18.50.50Biz broadcasts 
v social circles

Can Snapchat, Instagram
match Twitter audience?


Twitter 'Lightning' will organise tweets, Periscope & Vine videos into an easy read news service, But is Snapchat & Instagram already ahead of the game?

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SPLODGE: Staples merger with Office Depot put in doubt

staples depot train crash#SPLODGE
improbable

Will Sysco/FTC judge
ruling derail Staples?

 

The $6Bn merger of Staples/Depot became less likely after a federal judge blocked the $8Bn Sysco/US Foods merger, according to our sources. The case is a parallel precedent...

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