Category Archives: Business

An E-commerce Market Strategy Framework

Here’s a framework for analyzing and evaluating an ecommerce retailer’s market strategy, the “ChannelAdvisor Ecommerce Framework” by Scot Wingo. Scot goes on to examine Zappos and ideeli as examples.
[The] five pillars of ecommerce that make up the CEF:

Selection
Value
Ease of use
Trust
Merchandising

[F]or a retailer of any size to be successful, they need to [...]

Irrational? Transcendental!

Wow! Reading Bambi Francisco’s CBS MarketWatch article, I see that Google chose to raise $2,718,281,828 in their IPO. Why such an irrational (wink, wink) number?
It turns out that 2.718281828… (…and an infinite number of digits after that) is ‘e’, the base of the natural logarithm. Because it can’t be expressed as a [...]

The World

Family Business magazine has compiled a list of 250 family global businesses with revenues in the billion-dollar-plus range — companies “in which a family seems to exercise a significant presence — whether through ownership or management, but not necessarily both.”
Just like your family, right? ;-)