From Black Friday to the Boy on the Bike

November 29, 2013

Today you may be one of the millions of Americans who goes shopping. You may venture out to local stores … Continued

Happy Thanksgiving 2013

November 28, 2013

Traditionally, Thanksgiving Day has marked the beginning of the holiday shopping season — not any more. In many stores, Christmas … Continued

Use of Digital Coupons is Growing

November 27, 2013

Earlier this year I posted an article entitled Americans Love Their Coupons. In that article, I quoted Emma Rosenblum who … Continued

Supermarkets and Digitalization, Part 2

November 26, 2013

In Part 1 of this two-part series on the digitalization of supermarkets, I discussed the increased use of mobile apps, … Continued

Supermarkets and Digitalization, Part 1

November 25, 2013

About a year and a half ago, Annie Gasparro and Timothy W. Martin wrote, “Americans still shop for groceries. They’re … Continued

Innovation Variety: Doblin’s Ten Types of Innovation

November 22, 2013

Larry Keeley, Ryan Pikkel, Brian Quinn, and Helen Walters, innovation consultants at Doblin, created quite a stir when earlier this … Continued

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

November 21, 2013

“A new type of mobile app is departing from a long-standing practice in computing,” writes Tom Simonite. “Typically, computers have … Continued

The Rise of the Chief Digital Officer

November 20, 2013

Two years ago, Tim Bourgeois wrote, “With spending on digital-related initiatives and activities accounting for 10% or more of all … Continued

Our Quirky Sense of Taste

November 19, 2013

The cover story for the November issue of CGT Magazine discusses how McCormick’s FlavorPrint program is inspiring consumers. The article … Continued

The Real-time Supply Chain is Demanding New Management Strategies

November 18, 2013

“We are entering into a new era where systems are enabled by live, real-time data such as GPS, sensors, mobile, … Continued

Preventing and Mitigating Food Waste

November 15, 2013

“Around the world some 1.3 billion tonnes of food waste is produced annually,” reports Peter Harrison. He states that this … Continued

Big Data and the Big Picture

November 14, 2013

In past posts, I’ve discussed how geographical-based Big Data can be used to help companies better understand the communities in … Continued

Risk Management and Sustainability Are Becoming Fellow Travelers

November 13, 2013

Earlier this year, Steve Culp, Accenture’s lead in its global Risk Management practice, wrote, “In recent years, supply chains have … Continued

Education and Technology

November 12, 2013

Robert Atkinson, President of the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, laments the fact that American technology companies are just as … Continued

Veteran’s Day 2013

November 11, 2013

Veteran’s Day is one of America’s “minor” holidays — meaning that not all businesses or schools close to celebrate it. Businesses … Continued

Educating Our Children: The Earlier the Better

November 8, 2013

“Growing mountains of research suggest that the best way to address American economic inequality, poverty and crime is — you … Continued

Quantum Computing and Big Data

November 7, 2013

Jennifer Ouellette reports that systems like CERN’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) create such enormous amounts of data in such a … Continued

Revitalizing Globalization

November 6, 2013

“Globalization isn’t what it used to be,” writes Robert J. Samuelson. “In its heyday, trade and international investment (‘capital flows’) … Continued

Reminding Ourselves of the Importance of Basic Scientific Research

November 5, 2013

In a post entitled Fostering Genius, I discussed a number of research and academic organizations in and around the Princeton, … Continued

Is There a Difference Between Segmentation and Personalization?

November 4, 2013

Judy Bayer, Director of Strategic Analytics for Teradata International, and Marie Taillard, a professor of marketing and Director of the … Continued

SAP Discusses the Future of Business, Part 2

November 1, 2013

In Part 1 of this two-part series, I indicated that I divided the facts presented in an interesting SAP slideshow entitled “99 … Continued