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15 Years Is An Eternity

By Dan Vedda Anyone with more than 20 years in this business remembers a time when GC was in California, Ash was in New York and Amazon was in the jungle. Tr...
That middle ground, to me, is where the best cost-to-benefit ratio becomes apparent.

Old Values

That middle ground, to me, is where the best cost-to-benefit ratiobecomes apparent. By Dan Vedda I’ve been thinking about the way I use technology in my ...
The Future Is A Moment Away

The Future Is A Moment Away

The Future Is A Moment Away By Dan Vedda While reading an issue of Wired (20.05, May 2012), an article by Thomas Goetz, “How To Spot The Future,” jumped ...
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Setting The Tone

By Dan Vedda More years ago than I like to remember—call it post-Woodstock but pre-Yamaha DX7—I worked for a national retail chain when it was the countr...

Melting Pot

By Dan Vedda Over the last couple of months, we’ve been talking about transforming our industry’s retail approach a la Walt Disney (creating a thorough and e...
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New Demographic

By Dan Vedda Last month, I talked about Walt Disney and his relentless focus on the customer experience. I think that his approach can be applied to the ...
What would walt do?

WHAT WOULD WALT DO?

By Dan Vedda I’ve been thinking about Disney a lot lately. Not the company but, rather, Walt himself. It’s easy to quibble about the current state and offeri...

Mapquest

By Dan Vedda In December, word leaked out (in the same way that you can refer to a burst pipe as a leak) that the Uberstore (aka Guitar Center) had sent a le...

Christmas Wrap

By Dan Vedda We’ve closed the door on Christmas and stand poised to jump into a new year. I’m a little shy about predicting the year ahead. But, what I saw t...

Order up

By Dan Vedda As I write this, we’ve just passed Black Friday and the much-vaunted Cyber Monday. Reports that sales were slightly higher than expected in the ...