Thinks Out Loud: E-commerce and Digital Strategy

Thinks Out Loud: E-commerce and Digital Strategy


Latest Episodes

Are You Destined to Lose to the Frightful Five? (Thinks Out Loud 303)
September 16, 2020

Apple and Google and Facebook and Amazon and Microsoft are known as the "Frightful Five." Why? Because, they are huge. They are gatekeepers. And, they’re relentlessly focused on gaining market share. That’s not just "frightful;" it’s downright terrifyi...

How to Build a Digital Company (Thinks Out Loud 302)
September 10, 2020

If we live in the future — and we do — your company must also live in the future. But what does that look like in practice? How can you get there? What do you need to do to improve?…

How to Build a Digital Company
September 02, 2020

If we live in the future — and we do — your company must also live in the future. But what does that look like in practice? How can you get there? What do you need to do to improve?…

How We Get to Brand 2030 (Thinks Out Loud Episode 301)
August 26, 2020

How We Get to Brand 2030 (Thinks Out Loud Episode 301) The best time to plant a tree is ten years ago. The second best time is today. Well, today is "ten years ago" for 2030. If you want customers…

Looking to the Future (Thinks Out Loud Episode 300!)
August 19, 2020

At the beginning of the year, I knew Thinks Out Loud would celebrate its 300th episode sometime in August. What I didn’t know was that the world would fall apart in the meantime. So, instead of looking back, it makes…

What Connects TikTok and the Hub and Spoke Model of Digital? (Thinks Out Loud Episode 299)
August 12, 2020

The "Hub and Spoke Model" has been around for a long time, dating to the Cretaceous Period of digital marketing. In case you’re wondering, that’s a long, long, long time ago. TikTok dates to just a few weeks ago. (OK,…

How To Run Your Business As If Google Didn’t Exist (Thinks Out Loud Episode 298)
August 05, 2020

Google is dominant. Google is the beast your industry’s 800lb. gorillas have nightmares about. They’re incredibly strong. But Google’s strength is incredibly brittle. In theory, Google could fail tomorrow. They’re a one-product company.

Four Questions Your Business Needs to Ask Right Now (Thinks Out Loud Episode 297)
July 29, 2020

How long do you think the current downturn is going to last? How ready are you if you if it lasts for another 6 months? Another year? Longer?

Digital Transformation of You: The Skills You Need to Compete (Thinks Out Loud Episode 296)
July 22, 2020

Headlines and Show Notes Digital transformation is, at its core, about business transformation. And business transformation, at its core, is about people. Research shows that many people need to learn new skills and up-skill existing ones as their comp...

Two Key Steps Towards Digital Transformation (Thinks Out Loud Episode 295)
July 14, 2020

Headlines and Show Notes We’re living through tough times. You didn’t need me to tell you that. What you do need are some tips on what you can do about that fact. And, in last week’s episode, I talked about…