Predictions for the Coming Year: Consumer Packaged Goods, Part 2-Retailing

December 31, 2013

In Part 1 of this two-part post, I noted that the area of consumer packaged goods (CPG) involves both manufacturers … Continued

Predictions for the Coming Year: Consumer Packaged Goods, Part 1-Manufacturing

December 30, 2013

The consumer packaged goods (CPG) sector involves both manufacturers and retailers and, therefore, predictions involving this sector normally include both. … Continued

Predictions for the Coming Year: Technology, Part 2

December 27, 2013

In Part 1 of this two-part post, I discussed some technology trends that analysts at TheAppTimes and others identified for 2014. … Continued

Predictions for the Coming Year: Technology, Part 1

December 26, 2013

The transition from year to the next is always an interesting time. In addition to the hustle and bustle of … Continued

Christmas 2013

December 25, 2013

Charles Dickens, the author famous for writing A Christmas Carol, once wrote: “I have always thought of Christmas time, when it … Continued

Predictions for the Coming Year: Marketing

December 24, 2013

Predictions being made for 2014 in the marketing arena include prognostications about targeted marketing, data analytics, customer experience, and data … Continued

Creating Useful Personas for Targeted Marketing

December 23, 2013

Leslie Ayers writes, “You wouldn’t be in business without a clear understanding of your target audience.” [“Why and How to … Continued

Predictions for the Coming Year: Big Data Analytics

December 20, 2013

Pundits have been predicting that Big Data is going to be Big Business for a few years now. Lisbeth McNabb … Continued

Ten Types and Four Lenses

Four Lenses and Ten Types of Innovation

December 18, 2013

In a post entitled Innovation Variety: Doblin’s Ten Types of Innovation, I discussed the ten types of innovation identified by … Continued


Fraud and Theft in the Supply Chain

December 17, 2013

Earlier this year, the Bureau Van Dijk reported, “Fraud cases around the world have seen a significant increase in the … Continued

Advances in Cognitive Computing

December 16, 2013

With a plethora of daily headlines available touting the benefits and/or challenges associated with Big Data analytics, most people understand … Continued

Digital Path to Purchase Holiday Shopping Trends

December 13, 2013

The folks at Hubspot put together an informative slideshare presentation for this holiday shopping season entitled “47 Stats for Remarkable … Continued

Pre-School Education: Will Congress Invest in Our Children and in America’s Future?

December 12, 2013

In two previous posts (Educating Our Children: The Earlier the Better and The Importance of Pre-School), I discussed how study … Continued

Predictions for the Coming Year: Food, Part 2

December 11, 2013

In Part 1 of this two-part post about food predictions for the coming year, I discussed trends in foods and … Continued

Predictions for the Coming Year: Food, Part 1

December 10, 2013

For over a dozen years, McCormick & Company has annually released its McCormick® Flavor Forecast®. The Forecast is created by McCormick … Continued

Education and Manufacturing

December 9, 2013

If you are a regular reader of this blog, you know that I formed a non-profit organization called The Project … Continued

Global Tilt

Book Review: Global Tilt

December 6, 2013

Earlier this year Ram Charan wrote, “When news broke recently that Brazilian investment firm 3G Capital was teaming with Berkshire … Continued

The Importance of Pre-School

December 5, 2013

In a previous post entitled Educating Our Children: The Earlier the Better, I quoted Nicholas D. Kristof, who wrote, “Growing … Continued

Exploring the Digital Path to Purchase

December 4, 2013

The digital age has dramatically changed the path to purchase used by many consumers. Consumers have found it convenient to … Continued

Ikeda Kikunae clear

The Taste of Umami

December 3, 2013

“Sweet, bitter, salty and sour are the four taste qualities upon which the human sense of taste is based,” Bernd … Continued

A Brief Big Data/Analytics 3.0 Primer

December 2, 2013

“We are now in the midst of a big data bubble where everything and anything seems to be touted as … Continued