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  • Screen Shot 2023 06 05 at 5.23.45 PMHybrid work is
    W o n d e r f u l !?

    ‘Stay forever’ mantra drives
    productivity & life balance


    Working from home (WFH) is part of the worklife balance that Generation Z demands, putting new pressures on employers, writes The Times' James Hurley. “Hybrid work will stay with us for ever,” Ronni Zehavi, ceo of HiBob states. Meanwhile. high profile business leaders argue there is a "loss of creativity". Who's right? We discuss....
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  • Screen Shot 2023 05 27 at 10.47.59 PMIs the 'Greenwash'
    ghost game over?

    Recycled paper pretenders'
    sham sustainability stories?

    There's been much PR and social media postings by makers and distributors promoting their sustainability credentials. How much is genuine and how much is sham posturing aka 'greenwash'? Certainly there are doubts about printer paper claims given the toxic journey between makers, distributors, users, mailing and recycling. We explore....Updated

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  • smith gerry depot deckchair shifter 21Depot distraction
    #24: Fed'n fudge? 

    'Bizarro' Smith's delusional
    dialogue disguises demise

    Beleaguered bigbox ODP Corp (aka-Depot-Max) has leaked that more acquisitions under its faux 'Federation' distraction platform can be expected. With many dealers under pressure post-Govt Covid relief, could major Mid-Atlantic and Carolinas' resellers be in play? We discuss ceo Gerry 'Bizarro' Smith's latest attempt to distract attention away from its dire demise...

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  • End is near callS t o c k l e s s

    Higher wholesaler pricing
    imperils dealer's survival

    Is the end nigh for stockless dealers? Back in the 2019 'normal' days, dealers were struggling with a slowing economy. Then, Covid crashed the corp office market. Then, Government relief ran out last year. Now consolidation is happening? Moreover, wholesalers raised prices above inflation squeezing dealers competitiveness? The BIG question is how will transactional dealers survive? Should we expect larger progressives to lead an acquisition wave in the business supply market? We investigate latest market views. Later today ...

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  • disconnected dealer box lucy walkAre limping locals 
    resting on laurels?

    User disconnected? Weak
    webstores? Transactional
    not productivity svcs driven

    'Buy Local' 
    campaigns have been promoted by dealer groups for 30 years, largely as defensive plays v bigbox attacks. But, what user benefits do they offer in terms of personalized productivity gains v the increasingly local and faster Amazon army of resellers? We discuss and offer guidance...Updated

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whiteway jeff draining spicers bloodSPOT cash:
Old PALS act
or wholesale?

How will VC Better
Capital invest money

, the toxic mix of Spicers wholesale - OfficeTeam direct, has secured a £60m ($100m) loan from Lloyds Bank for expansion into new sectors & product categories. Suspicion mounts about the vulture capitalist's real motives...

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software houses:
take the lead!

Follow disruptors' tech
& marketing initiatives

Since the 80's disruptors have led the revolution from stationery to OP, to the burgeoning business supply market e.g. Staples, Viking, WBMason, Amazon and Uber. It's time for the professional supporters of independent dealers to accelerate their leadership drive...

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man in mirror1 ignoring lucyE M P A T H Y

7 leadership traits:
Embrace the power of
influence over control

Control is a mirage . The most effective leaders right now are those who embrace traits once considered feminine: Empathy, Magnanimity, Patience, Accountability, Taking advice (listening), Humility Yielding to the new worklife confluence 

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rmetty Ginni handsRometty's plan
to reinvent IBM

Big Blue shifts toward
analytics, mobile, cloud

reported Q2'15 results today with sales continuing to slide as it transforms itself away from legacy businesses...

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apple watch lucy blue RLApple Watch
analysts cynical 

Insular short termists
don't get wonderment

Analysts are 'disappointed' over low Apple Watch sales. And yet sales continue to exceed iPhone and iPad post-launch patterns. Moreover, customers are 97% delighted according to latest surveys...

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smith roland depot broken pencilDepot declutters
Where's growth?

More trivial accessories
divert from broken core

today announced the launch of Perch by Urbio, a new line of desk accessories, When will it address core growth strategy, in the absence of Staples merger?

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amazon bezos hollywoodAmazon: Bezos
shares secrets

Everything store etailer
explains Prime strategy

When Jeff Bezos launched Amazon in 1995, creating TV shows was far from his mind. Here he shares his customer oriented approach with Hollywood Reporter that will drive $105Bn sales in 2015

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hurts resellers

Unfriendly, immobile
webstores lose sales

Webstores that aren’t mobile-friendly are seeing up to a 10% dip in organic traffic, according to the new Adobe Digital Index.

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SPR montage 2012SPR: growth

gains flatten

GPC: Industrial supplies
demand down. Auto OK

Genuine Parts Company (GPC)
parent of SPRichards and Motion Industries today reported flat sales and profits growth for Q2'15 to 30 Jun'15. SPR was boosted by OfficeMax OP contract gains...

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lore marc jet logoJumped Jet
set for crash

Hyped copycat etailer
launches webstore Tues.

Despite steep losses and looming competition with Amazon, etailer Jet.com  is in talks for capital infusion that could value it at $3 billion

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