Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A Commerce Battle Worth Watching

Rob Hendricks, Sr. Group Director, Business Design
Innovation / Strategy

Reading the headlines these past few days, I couldn't help but think about the parallels between boxing and business. It's not for cowards or talkers – boxing is about asserting and affirming who you are, knowing your target and bringing your entire self to the fight. It helps to have a well-formed strategy, specific to the opponent you're facing.

This week the heavyweight king behind Amazon, Jeff Bezos, dealt a stunning blow to the market with a $13Bn acquisition of Whole Foods – a move that sent shockwaves across various industries and wobbled stock prices for nearly every public grocery retailer. But one has to wonder... was Amazon really jabbing at the Kroger's of the world, or were they dealing an uppercut to a different opponent?

Read the full article on Medium.