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Jun-18
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Perspective + Technology

Retail IT: beyond insanity

June 23, 2016

Pressure can make people, and retailers, do strange things. Take for example Walmart in the US. This immensely successful retail giant was feeling some heat from competitors in the online side of the retail market last year.

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Dire fate of the independents

June 7, 2016

On 31 May 2016, The Australian Financial Review wrote about Aldi’s rapid expansion in Australia. Aldi is now the most profitable supermarket retailer in Australia, with EBIT at 6% against 4.6% reported by Coles, and 5.4 reported by Woolworths.

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Low interest rates & structural sclerosis

May 3, 2016

Most of us have an interest in interest rates, one way or the other. For example, the current record low rates, negative in some countries, mean that those with mortgages and other loans rejoice while those who live off their investments don’t fare as well.

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Desiderata and the media – Part 2

November 18, 2015

In Part 1, I quoted Max Ehrmann’s poem Desiderata, where he counseled us to “Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.”

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Perspective + Technology

WEN – White Elephant Network

October 2, 2015

In its mid-September issue of ‘Boss’ insert magazine The Australian Financial Review wrote about NBN and its CEO Bill Morrow.

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Perspective + Strategy

Desiderata and the media – Part 1

July 29, 2015

American writer Max Ehrmann wrote the prose poem Desiderata in 1927 in which he said: “Exercise caution in your business affairs, for the world is full of trickery.”

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