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  • Screen Shot 2020 05 24 at 2.05.44 PMThe Paperless,
    O f f i c e l e s s,
    Touchless future

    'Less is more' in the new
    #BeyondCovid eco world


    The global Covid lockdown will likely reignite trends that emerged over the past 20 years. The printer 'paperless' plunge; 'officeless' orientation; and now the 'touchless' trend towards higher hygiene & safety. Moreover, a resurgence in sustainability practices to cut carbon emissions; and ironically, greater human touch. We analyse these movements Updated

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  • Screen Shot 2020 05 26 at 4.14.51 PMGlocalisation Up!

    Globalisation down

    Bigger the world economy.
    More power, small players


    In 1994, John Naisbitt wrote the Global Paradox book, that successfully predicted the growth of independent businesses. #Glocalisation paralleled that prediction where products/services were created for global consumption and personalised to suit local culture. This trend is rising thru Covid. We discuss the many successful brand case studies. 

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  • perfect storm clooneyPrint/papermakers
    hit perfect storm

    OPocalypse: Diminished
    demand+economy+Covid


    Most leading OP, Paper & Print makers have reported severe sales declines in Q1'20 to date. Printer Paper demand is down 60%+ since 2008; the exodus to hygiene and packaging is huge. We analyse the market and update on a daily basis. Updated for Konica Minolta today

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  • Screen Shot 2020 05 19 at 2.29.38 PMThe Office is Dead!
    Long live the office

    Professional identity to be
    lost w/o physical interface?


    "Farewell, office. You were the last boundary between work and home" writes NYTimes columnist Jennifer Senior. "The office shaped identities in ways workers never knew". Yes, the 'Officeless'  trend started 10yrs ago, but the power of physical community & teamwork contact should not be underestimated...Updated

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  • Delivery driver blue lucyHigh order values.

    Low CostToServe 

    Broad biz supply from one
    source drives productivity


    A primary focus for OP dealers has been lowering buying price to achieve GP% improvement. Progressive dealers in broadline business supply have achieved greater success by 2X order values & lowering cost to serve. We highlight examples... Updated

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dell michael smile lrWhy Dell wins

& HP hype fails

A contrast in ownership
v selfish, hired help spin


We are grateful to Tech Guru's Rob Enderle for his insight and analysis of Dell's DAAC conference and preview of HP Discover event this week. 

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Lucy mobile montage v3"Mobilize your
webstore plse"

Lucy wants to buy local
but are dealers ready?


The mobile is now the preferred shopping channel for the majority user choosers. 31% (44% for businesswomen) of web traffic is now via mobile, with more shopping or info searching. Updated 

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sargent staples ship steers stormy watersStaples stalled;
Sargent surges

CEO pay survey shows
market winners & losers


Boston Globe highlighted the mismatch between Staples struggles and the rising compensation of CEO Ron Sargent.  The comparison may not be fair. We review and highlight more alarming discrepancies. Updated

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siloed functional orgBeware sick
silo syndrome!

Create customer focused
units not functional funk


A new report highlights structural problems in an alarming number of large businesses with 'siloed' navel gazing, self centred functional thinking the main problem

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Bubble marketsBaseless bubble
babble persists 

Does economic data fail
to tag freelancing shift?


In an interview with Goldman Sachs,Yale professor Robert Shiller said there is a "bubble element" to the stock market. But how does economic data recognise the huge rise in start-up entrepreneurs and new tech-Uber driven personal  productivity?

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lucy snacking officeThe call for
well-being

Mindful snacking drive
by Mondelez on course

 


Mondelēz International has made strides in its effort to empower consumers to snack mindfully and is on track with its Better Choices sales drive...

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costolo dick twitter stress1Costolo caught
in the headlights

Twitter chief agitated &
defensive at CodeCon 

 


Twitter CEO Dick Costolo is behaving like a 'deer in the headlights'. His appearance and mannerisms show increasing signs of stress as he repeatedly defends his tenuous tenure...

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Millennials mobiles

5 myths about
Millennials in
the Workplace

Gap gabfest garbage.
Diffs: attitude or age?


There's constant labelling in conferences, national & office press about 'Millennial Generation Gap’ (15-35yr olds). It’s always been the mainstream workforce, but do they behave differently to baby boomers, or need to be treated specially?

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Screen Shot 2015 05 28 at 17.24.55The O f f i c e
of the F u t u r e

Urban collab-workspace

energizes hi-productivity


The Bisnow organized 'Office of the Future' event in Boston last Thursday successfully communicated what users & owners want from workplacestoday, complete

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coke whiteway catchCan Coke catch
the Whitewave?

Will Pepsi tailgater move
into $14Bn bev market?

 


Can anything reverse soda's slide at Coca-Cola? Consumers want something better than sweet carbonated beverage, so volumes will continue fall unless they react quickly...

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