Facebook is changing. So much so that it’s getting hard to keep up with all the news. From social VR to updated news feeds, the social media giant is clearly trying to do something. It may have been a rough couple of years for Facebook, but it’s still one of the most popular platforms for businesses – provided you can break through the new algorithm.
Thanksgiving is practically here, and you can feel its presence. There’s a fresh chill in the air that creeps in on late afternoons. The darkness falls earlier, followed by the aroma of logs smoking within cozy hearths. The clerks at the market are frantically stocking the shelves. Then there are the elaborate plans drawn up to coordinate the efforts of recipe gathering, shopping, cooking, accommodating guests, laying out tables, and setting up for the big game. Yet the spirit of this season[...]
Sometimes, to gain a clear perspective of events, we must look beyond our own boundaries. Let’s face it, dissecting challenges and shifts is more difficult for those in caught in the middle of them. This is why I found a September 30 editorial in Britain’s The Observer a timely and informative piece. “There is a range of social and economic challenges that will test that commitment to reform: how to cope with an ageing population; how to move to growth based more on investment than debt; how[...]
It’s October, friends, which means the spooky season is upon us. And for businesses that have staked their profits on the presumed longevity of the retail space, the stories we’re reading have become frightening tales. Longstanding, traditional merchandisers like Toys “R” Us and Payless recently filed for bankruptcy. Enterprises such as Walmart, sensing the stormy seas of change, are connecting themselves to the digital landscape through strategic alliances with the likes of Google. Some[...]