Category Archives: Strategy

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Amazon Makes Prime Cheaper

There are a lot of articles out there this week about Amazon raising the minimum purchase for free shipping. This is not a price increase, so much as a price cut for Amazon Prime. Consider that Amazon Prime makes up a lot of Amazon’s revenue

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The Real Reasons Tesla Sells Its Own Cars

Last month, Tesla’s general council gave an explanation to the FTC about why Tesla sells its cars directly to customers instead of using the traditional car dealership model. Of course, the remarks were carefully researched, vetted, and tested so as to not create any unpleasant

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Disney, Star Wars, and Billions of Dollars

A 60 Minutes tweet and report suggest that the latest Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens, needs to make $1.5 BILLION to be considered a success. That number seems pretty high considering the movie cost just $220 million to make, and even a huge marketing

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Uber and Enterprise To Rent Cars to Drivers

So, here is an interesting idea. Uber needs drivers to drive around the customers who book a ride on the Uber app. Traditionally, that means having your own car, and not just any car. The car has to meet Uber’s standards. While these standards have

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Microsoft Versus Chromebooks

Several years ago I bought a netbook. At the time, there was no iPad, there most certainly was no such thing as a Chromebook. There may have been the first iPhone, although I do not recall for certain. I liked my netbook. It was underpowered

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Sprint Desperate to Buy T Mobile

Recent news reports suggest that Sprint is looking into the possibility of buying out rival wireless carrier T-Mobile. On one hand, this is a possibly strategic merger between the number three and number four wireless carriers. Even with the buyout, Sprint would remain the number