• World’s Largest Supply Management Conference Announces Keynote Themes for Speakers Arianna Huffington, Mitt Romney and John Rossman

    PRESS RELEASE PR Newswire Jan. 10, 2018, 10:47 AM PHOENIX, Jan. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The Institute for Supply Management® (ISM®), the first and largest not-for-profit professional supply management organization worldwide, has announced an expanded agenda and the themes of its impressive line-up of keynote speakers at the supply management profession’s largest global event, ISM2018, which will be held May 6-9, 2018 at […]

  • Guess Who is #1 on Drucker Institute Most Effectively Managed US Companies Study??

    Vanessa Fuhrmans and Yoree Koh published a WSJ front business page article titled “The 250 Most Effectively Managed U.S. Companies—and How They Got That Way“.  Quoting research from the Drucker Institute “Management Top 250” report, Amazon was evaluated as #1, just ahead of Apple, Alphabet (Google), Johnson & Johnson and IBM.  This despite having just a “2 […]

  • Sure, Amazon’s Changed Shopping, But Retailers Can Still Compete — Interview with HowStuffWorks

    By Dave Roos Full artlcle HERE In his 1997 letter to the first Amazon shareholders, CEO Jeff Bezos laid out the three-word business philosophy that could soon make the online giant the first $1 trillion company in history: “obsess over customers.” That simple, customer-centric credo has driven a string of innovations unmatched in American retail: Amazon posted some of […]

  • 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  

  • The Amazon Way: What Solution Providers Can Learn From The World’s Cloud Computing Leader in CRN

    In CRN, Gina Narcisi summarizes a “fireside chat” I had with Jeff Kaplan.  The full article is HERE Today, AWS is unavoidable as one of the largest cloud computing provider in the world. Solution providers can learn from Amazon’s forward-thinking, customer-first mindset, John Rossman, a former Amazon executive and managing director with Alvarez & Marsal […]

  • 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 […]


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