PUTTING THE BUSINESS IN BUSINESS
with The Answer Guy
THE ‘BUSINESS’ PART OF BUSINESS
A few weeks ago I told you about a study we're conducting. At one level it's about the food delivery business, at another it's about logistics. Most broadly it's concerned with the business changes that the gig economy is creating. They're huge, of course. And now the...read more
Once upon a time, criticizing Apple was something I enjoyed doing. I believe I stopped that sometime in the last century. So please excuse the "Macs Suck" in the art you see here. I don't think Macs suck at all, even though I'm a strident Windows guy. I've used Macs....read more
You search for things every day. Search has become such a big part of the Internet—and the Internet such a big part of life—that the idea of finding information has become a bit of an unfunny joke. You Want Tech Support? Google It. Now, Search Results Problems are...read more
One of my favorite marketing-and-trademark conversations has always been about what happens when a brand becomes generic. Xerox. Kleenex. TIVO. Band-Aid. What about the rare case where a genericized product actually gets improved upon? Are Nexcare Band-Aids (uggh ......read more
Business Change Highlights
It's the end of the year. Courtesy of Amazon.com, our end-of-year story is about the end of pirated music. It's no wonder that a business change of this magnitude would come from Amazon. Dr. Evil's company just keeps changing the way we buy things—all things. And what...read more
Barring a last-minute turnaround of major proportions, today is the day Net Neutrality finally dies. https://youtu.be/5erXjgcW93w Since there'll be no "reprieve from the governor", get ready for the smell of frying Internet service. Ajit Pai, Trump Administration...read more
I don't spend much time in malls. While that's a statement many people can make—and an ever-greater number are—it's natural for me. As a resident of New York City, malls just aren't an every-day, drive-by-it option. Retail here is not mall-based, but driven by...read more
Last week, a new browser hit the market. And most of the reviews so far have been effusive: it might be time to think about changing browsers. But give it some thought and you'll very likely reconsider changing browsers. Because as great as Firefox Quantum might be,...read more
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