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My Amazon HQ2 prediction


Ever since Amazon announced they would be establishing a dual headwaters, a virtual cottage industry of predictions and analyses has developed. Everyone has an opinion on what metro will be selected. Here are my thoughts on the subject: My heart would … Continue reading

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Favorites of 2013


With just over three weeks left in 2013, here are some of my favorites for the year, subject to last-minute change before January 1st. ADVERTISING TV ads – any and all “Mayhem” advertisements by Allstate BREWS Beer- Tom Cream Premium … Continue reading

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Fulfilling Amazon’s geographic strategy


Here is a weblink (http://bit.ly/1cAvzIM) to a map created showing the geographic distribution of Amazon’s current Fulfillment Centers across the United States and Canada. Currently, there are many such facilities around the world with more opening in 2014 (Tampa- Ruskin FL, two in … Continue reading

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When Ford didn’t have a better idea


I finished reading the book entitled Fordlandia: the Rise and Fall of Henry Ford’s Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin last night. This fine publication was released in 2009 and was also a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award that … Continue reading

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When it absolutely positively has to be there RIGHT NOW!


The title of this post comes from an old Federal Express (now FedEx) advertising theme – “when it absolutely, positively has to be there overnight.” In the United States, FedEx and UPS (United Parcel Sdervice) have captured the bulk of the … Continue reading

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