A country that doesn’t hesitate to drop $700 billion on its war machine now finds itself quibbling over $10 billion to run a very essential service. Of course, a lot of this talk about shrinking the United States Postal Service has nothing to do with its budgetary shortfalls. It is yet another example of short-term … Continue reading Why United States Political Shitshow (USPS) is far from over
New systems don’t necessarily kill old ones. They just stop them in their tracks. It’s an important distinction because it means that those who are accustomed to the old way of doing things have a choice. They can either stay put or find a new way forward. New systems work because they create new behaviors … Continue reading Why the New new works
The other big Seattle retailer, Nordstrom, that is, doesn’t think that retail is doomed. Instead, what it needs is a reinvention. And they are willing to spend tens of millions to create a store that takes the best of online and marries it to the best of offline retail. Will they be successful? I am going to check it out, next time I am in New York!