Monthly Archives: April 2011

Modista – pioneer in visual search

Source: The Business Insider, Apr 2011 Arlo Faria and AJ Shankar — were PhD students in Computer Science at UC Berkeley. Arlo and AJ had built a stunning new way of doing product discovery for soft goods. I define soft goods as the category … Continue reading

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Hiring Right

Multiple Sources Paul English website, Dec 2010 (well worth reading in its entirety) Hiring Criteria Here is how I hire, listed in priority order. Bandwidth. Attitude. I like people who have fire in their belly, who are outwardly competitive, and … Continue reading

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High quality (not necessarily positive) reviews improve sales

Source: Behind the Enemy Lines blog, Apr 2011 Zappos uses Crowdsourcing (Amazon’s Mechanical Turk) to improve product reviews’ spelling and grammar, which in turn, improves sales. High-quality reviews improve product sales A well-written review tends to inspire confidence about the … Continue reading

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3C’s of Information Commerce

Source: Brian Solis website, Apr 2011

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4-part “Entrepreneur” series on Innovation & Change

Source: BrianSolis.Com, Apr 2011 In this series, we take a look at three innovators who are changing the game. Their vision, ambition, and ingenuity prove that sometimes breaking the rules or writing them as they go is what it takes … Continue reading

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Bergdorf Goodman allows Customers to Customize

Source: Mashable, Apr 2011 Fendi Frenzy: The Color Challenge invites consumers to choose the colors of the upper and lower halves, as well as the handle and ID tags, of the colorblock tote from a predetermined palette. The campaign embraces a larger … Continue reading

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Chinese Fashion Creativity

Source: Signature9, Mar 2011 Last month, Reuters quoted fashion executives and designers as saying that Chinese designers “will drive catwalk trends more than deep-pocketed Asian buyers as China’s creativity becomes fashions’ next big thing.” While China’s money has been an economic driver, and Chinese … Continue reading

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