News Roundup

April 2017

+ Where are they now from April 2012:

  • Best Buy – Reinvigorated
  • Fresh Market – At times seems to have lost it’s way
  • Cochrane Furniture – Closed in 2013

+ Former Steelcase/Grand Rapids,MI building: 

Switch on at Kent County pyramid

+ The Chicago Cubs – a business case study:  http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/columnists/ct-cubs-ricketts-plan-robert-reed-0312-biz-20170310-column.html

+ Good leaders are good managers. Good managers are good leaders. – Tom Peters

+ Changing the Pizza model: http://tinyurl.com/lhj4mxs

+ If you want to explain the demise of Macy’s/Kmart /Sears/JCPenney, go to Bentonville, not Silicon Valley. – Tom Peters. Walmart revenue 2016 – $486B.

+ Disney customer experience:  http://www.businessinsider.com/sc/disney-customer-experience-principles-2017-3

+ Low price is the last refuge of the marketer who doesn’t care enough to build something worth paying for. – Seth Godin

+ What you can learn about business from a mango vendor: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/290629

+ If you have a great culture and a strong execution bias, you don’t have to waste your time on “strategy” or “vision” – Tom Peters

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