Tuesday, August 20, 2019
Robin Report: On the Edge of The New Era

Robin Report: On the Edge of The New Era

This is a great piece by RoxAnna Sway of The Robin Report which takes a look at the concept of the future of AI and what it could bring to the world
Mark Cuban's Bathroom Book Investing

Mark Cuban’s Bathroom Book Investing

The Dallas Mavericks owner and star of ABC's "Shark Tank" says he never wants to stop reading and learning, because it makes him a better investor, especially in the tech space, which is always evolving.
How Costco Uses $5 Chickens, AAPN Members and Free Samples to Turn Customers into Fanatics

How Costco Uses $5 Chickens, AAPN Members and Free Samples to Turn Customers into...

We shop at Costco. in recent years, we know of 5 AAPN Member companies who have received orders for some 600,000 garments from Costco.

How AAPN Member Target is Breaking Away From the Pack

We love the last line of this excellent article, "“We’re not trying to be like everyone else,” he told Wall Street analysts. “At Target, we...

The Shifting Balance of Power and the ‘Trade War’

Before diving into this article, note that there has been an ongoing major shift in yarn, fabric and apparel production in Asia from China to...

Two Out of Three Ain’t Bad…

Wow, imagine an article today that actually shows both sides of an argument, with valid data and historical perspective.  The quote, ".....retaining (US) jobs by constantly making...

Why Sears Failed…….”It Begins with Arrogance”

From the May 20, 2019 Fortune article: Sears' Seven Decades of Self-Destruction, we see this passage: ......It begins with arrogance, which Sears developed at mammoth scale. Until...

Your Next Lunchtime Read: Fortune’s Deep Dive on Dollar General’s Ongoing Success

Dollar General is a company that is something of an anomaly in the current retail landscape. At a time when there is constant talk...
AAPN New Roundup 5/3/19

AAPN News Roundup 5/17/19

It's been a busy week here at AAPN! This week we were still 'recovering' after the excitement of our recent Annual Conference and the Carolina...
HBR: Why Your Inner Circle Should Stay Small, and How to Shrink It

HBR: Why Your Inner Circle Should Stay Small, and How to Shrink It

At AAPN we get to see new relationships being formed realtime. They include business, mentoring, helping and a lot of pure friendship.