Retailers Are Dying Because They Trusted Advertising not Data

Shopping became a social activity back in the late 1800s Britain with the opening of Selfridges, the first department store. Back then, it was unseemly for women to go places unaccompanied, but Selfridges provided them with a safe space to spend their days. The sexist jokes about women and shopping are too numerous to count, but Selfridges literally started the “women be shopping” movement. Department stores sprang up everywhere which then led to the beloved American shopping mall. Malls became …

Bottlenecks and Backstabbing: Leading Your Company Out of Organizational Debt

In this era of uncertainty and exponential change, running an organization can be harder than ever — even by seasoned leaders. Markets, technology, and knowledge are evolving faster that organizations can learn or adapt. The speed of change is even affecting the organization itself. This is why leadership skills, both innate and learned, are becoming increasingly important during this age of innovation.