View profile

Steve Harmon - Retail Going To The Dogs? Keynote Address

Revue
 
I recently keynoted a conference of all the world's largest retailers and offered some revolutionary
 

Steve Harmon

June 6 · Issue #5 · View online
Beyond the hype, inside the world of venture capital, tech, stocks and trends, from Silicon Valley to Shanghai, from veteran investor and entrepreneur Steve Harmon - followed by many leaders in finance and tech, see more: http://steveharmon.com

I recently keynoted a conference of all the world’s largest retailers and offered some revolutionary thoughts and some Star Wars references

Re-imagining Retail In The Disloyalty Era
A dog's life
So I was invited to Chicago to speak about retail and offer some nuggets (not chicken BTW) to the assembled royalty of retail. Echoes of my 1996 utterance of Amazon becoming the ‘Wal-Mart of the Web’ reminded me that molasses moves faster than big box retailers.
While they may have expected talk of Big Data, personalized shopping, etc. the real issues in retail today have to do with the “in person” experience. 
Why is Amazon opening real stores? How did Apple beat Best Buy? Underlying these mysteries (at least to most folks) are the few words I shared in my Keynote presentation.

Lesson: you have to be able to re-imagine any industry. Look fresh at everything.  Every industry is in flux and up for grabs everyday. Creativity is more important than capital. Imagine daily. 

Try out this new to do list, TASK 3. Free and simple to use. In beta. Let me know what you think…
TASK3 - get more done!
--- Thanks, Steve
Did you enjoy this issue?
If you don't want these updates anymore, please unsubscribe here
If you were forwarded this newsletter and you like it, you can subscribe here
Powered by Revue
somewhere on the Internet since 1994