The tablet wars are heating up. Can Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD take on Apple's iPad?
Retailers need to offer more than price alone to thrive in an environment where every consumer has all the information, recommendations, and reviews they can handle.
Sustaining innovation calls for commitment to the founding mission that is at the core of a company's raison d'être. And perhaps most importantly, world-changing innovation starts small, and begets more innovation.
How do you get readers to really "like" your book on Amazon? What happens if they hate your book and hate you, too? Well, now I've got the answer.
The surfacing up of actionable metadata on the new Amazon Kindle HD with the tools called X-Ray, is one of most significant, of t...
I'm in a hanger at the Santa Monica (Calif) airport where Amazon's press conference is about to get underway. The company is expected to announce a successor to its Kindle Fire 7-inch tablet.
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My Chinese uncle had a favorite proverb: "Great misfortune disguises great good fortune." With the imminent publication of my new novel, The Spy Lover, I reflect on that proverb, and the events that occurred before the book was finally published.
It's striking, given our increased appreciation for people's unique contributions to our society, that learning and leadership development models are still mostly viewed as one-size-fits-all. Why?
For too long now, our Seniors have been disconnected en masse from the Internet ... disconnected from the outside world in many ways. If they're in poor health or house-bound, they may be isolated, lonely and alone.
Publishing has its own performance-enhancing drug scandal. In a New York Times story , self-publishing phenom John Locke (not the philosopher, nor the Lost character) admitted to buying Amazon reviews.
Also going for the gold, albeit of a different kind, are visionary leaders in the business world, who have been showing that same kind of dedication, drive, and pioneering bent as these athletes -- which all adds up to its own type of game-changing Olympic spirit.
A friend recommended a book to me. I wanted to read that book. So I did what any 21st-century consumer would do: I looked it up on Amazon. And that's when I started to realize just how bad the state of book publishing has become.
An idea has taken root in certain quarters that publishers aren't necessary any more. And for that matter, who needs bookstores? It's a seductive idea, but it gnores the fundamental realities of the book business.
Best Buy, having outlived its main retail competitor Circuit City, should be ruling the world. And yet they're in a tailspin. Here's six things Richard Schulze must do to save Best Buy.
How vulnerable are we? How serious are the threats we face? How dangerous? Will we ultimately experience irreparable calamity? Are there obvious lessons or conclusions? What must we do to minimize the chances of something going horribly wrong?