I love shopping online. Not only because I love to shop, but shopping online is becoming a much more pleasant experience than shopping in-store. According to Forrester, US online retail reached $175 billion in 2007 and is projected to grow to $335 billion by 2012. I contributed greatly to this growth. In the past 6 months, the majority of my shopping activity happened online. Cat litter and books from Amazon, camera from circuitcity.com and shoes from Zappos.com. So, what’s so great about shopping online?
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Very interesting thread going on in the comment area of “The World’s Most Innovative Companies” over at Business Week. It originates from a reader, Andre, who argues that Apple does not innovate but adapts to whatever is out there. The discussion evolves into an interesting debate of innovation vs. adaptation. The underlying question is – does a company need to invent to be considered innovative?
Below is a presentation by Stephen Anderson at the IA Summit 2008:
The presentation really hit home for me and coincidently, a lot of what he said has been on my mind for a while. Although I wasn’t at the presentation, I got a good sense of where he’s trying to get at. I herein wants to emphasize two points in his presentation.
I recently posted my Sony DSC-T7 for sale on Amazon, hoping it will not be a scammers territory. Unfortunately I almost got scammed again, and they are much more sophisticated this time.
They first contacted me through Amazon. I have to admit my guard was down since the email address was clearly from Amazon.com. Below is the email: