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Bezos amazons robin hoodAMZNIFICATION
Unstoppable!

•Biz supplies up 30%+

•AWS Cloud now $10Bn
•W/Sale services soar


The Amazon armada is relentless. Jeff Bezos aka Robin Hood everyday announces new local business services; next-hour delivery over wider geographies. Later today it reports Q2'15 results, on track for $105Bn sales in 2015 ($26Bn #1 business supplier)

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Office Depot gearup pensDepot: Gear
up for grate?

CNBC The Profit series
gears 'Back to School'


It was a smart move by OfficeDepot/Officemax to sponsor the popular CNBC 'The Profit' series championing small businesses. Pity that its message stretches credulity with contrived scenes. However, the BTS promo shows improvement...

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M powered lucyshopletThe Mobile 
imperative
MAGNIFIES

Apple & Amazon buyers
cnfrm research analysis


We have urged dealers, wholesalers, groups & software houses to mobilise webstores for 4 years. Latest research confirm iPhone6's are the preferred buying medium for business spending. Not mobile friendly? Not buying.

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staples depot train crash#SPLODGE
Improbable 

Wall St. analysts' doubts
rise over Staples' merger


Word on Wall Street is that the Staples $6Bn takeover of Office Depot is now unlikely, based on the Sysco/US Foods v FTC precedent and institutions take on national accounts dominance... later today

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CREATIVE OFFICE TOP 8WSalers, groups,
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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Bezos amazons robin hoodAMZNIFICATION
wider & tighter

Bezos' 20th Anniversary:
Everything on demand
vision reaches reality

 
The ultimate disruptor Amazon celebrated its 20th Anniversary on Wednesday with a blow out Prime Day sale. Most damaged resellers are in denial e.g. Grainger; dismissing them as unprofitable. Don't underestimate Robin Hood...

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Productivity to lucy 2013The productivity
metrics problem

Data doesn't reflect time,
money saving innovation


Google
chief economist Hal Varian says sluggish US/UK productivity doesn’t reflect a high-tech wave of innovations that save people time and money. We agree and discuss why...later today

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Staples BTS mobileBTS'15 spend
trends dodgy

NRF/ICSC retail surveys
mislead shopping prefs.


National Retail Federation amd International Council of Shopping Centres
have published pessimistic reports on the 2015 Back to School season. Why in such a strong economy?

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stern joanna wsjFacebook: fix
unliked faults? 

Joanna Stern's take on
socnetwork complaints


Want to get someone really riled up? Just ask about users about Facebook. Much maligned Twitter is a dream by comparison

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