• Comments on WSJ Article — “Amazon Effect” Engenders Deals for Tracking Firms

    The August 30th Wall Street Journal’s article “Amazon Effect” Engenders Deals for Tracking Firms highlights the fast changing demand for real time parcel tracking.  The essense of the article is the effect that Amazon is having on leading (aka forcing) companies to be able to track shipments in a real-time manner.  This is driving investing […]

  • Please Amazon Open a Pharmacy. PLEASE!

    It’s a sunny Saturday morning in Southern California in June. I stopped at my local pharmacy, a large national chain, to pick up a prescription following a doctor’s appointment earlier in the week. It’s 10 AM, and the store is quiet. There is one customer talking to the clerk at the pharmacy pickup window, and one lady […]

  • May 2017 – IoT World Panel Discussion

    At the IoT World Conference in Santa Clara, I was a panelist on the discussion “From Cool to Crucial: Achieving Mass Market Success of Connected Industry, Enterprise and Consumer”.  

  • That Business Show 2.0 Podcast Interview — The Amazon Way or the Highway

    Available from Sticher, iTunes or Video on youtube Sticher HERE iTunes HERE Youtube HERE  

  • Join Me at IoT Evolution Expo — 50% Discount Code

    Join me at IoT Evolution in Vegas July 17th – 19th as we explore groundbreaking IoT technologies and solutions that your company can leverage now to optimize business processes, increase productivity and drive new revenue opportunities. This conference includes four tracks of content, four pre-conference workshops, an Industrial IoT conference, hands on demonstrations, keynotes, and an […]

  • Fast Fashion– Nothing; Meet On Demand Fashion

    While the quick inventory turns, responsive supply chains and customer oriented nature of “fast fashion” Zara, H&M, and many others are admired, Amazon has been awarded a patent for “On Demand Apparel Manufacturing” (US Patent 9623578).  The patent describes a system to create on-demand, custom fit apparel.  Part of the innovation appears to be the grouping […]

  • Innovate Like Amazon with The Future Press Release

    Bezos is famous for requiring teams to create a Future Press Release before launching into a new product, undergoing any kind of transformation, or entering a new market. Going through the process of creating a simple but specific product announcement forces you to find clarity around your vision. You have to think through key features […]

  • NYT: Amazon’s Living Lab: Reimagining Retail on Seattle Streets

    “Amazon is a frugal company,” said John Rossman, a former executive with the company who is a managing director with Alvarez & Marsal, a business consulting firm. “They don’t want to be flying teams around a lot to have them be hands-on with their beta operations and experiences.” Amazon’s Living Lab: Reimagining Retail on Seattle […]

  • How to Develop Your IoT Strategy — Interview with CIO.com

    This article was written by Thor Olavsrud, Senior Writer at CIO.com based off an interview with me and can read HERE The internet of things (IoT) may present the biggest opportunity to enterprises since the dawn of the internet age, and perhaps it will be bigger. Research firm Gartner predicts there will be nearly 20 […]

  • CSP Interview — 3 Ways Amazon Will Succeed With C-Stores—and 1 Big Reason It Won’t

    CSP Daily News is the leader in news for the convenience store industry.  In this interview with Mitch Moreland, we discussed Amazon Go and key objectives for this.  Read the full article HERE Key quotes from interview include “For John Rossman, Amazon’s success in physical retail will stem from its uncanny ability to measure all […]


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