Thursday, November 14, 2019
HBR: The Biggest Obstacles to Innovation in Large Companies

HBR: The Biggest Obstacles to Innovation in Large Companies

It turns out that the word “innovation” is not a Harry Potter-esque magical incantation that, once spoken, renders companies more inventive, creative, and entrepreneurial
BLOOMBERG: Mexico Stung by 1,700 Job Cuts as Global Textile Giant Moves Out

BLOOMBERG: Mexico Stung by 1,700 Job Cuts as Global Textile Giant Moves Out

We'll discuss this and much more in Mexico City at our 2019 AAPN Mexico Leadership Forum
Bloomberg: Forecasting Plus/Minus Growth of Retailers

Bloomberg: Forecasting Plus/Minus Growth of Retailers

The middle may not be the best place to be in 2020
ROSENBLUM: Welcome To The Next Chinese Century: Part 2

ROSENBLUM: Welcome To The Next Chinese Century: Part 2

The Chinese consumer isn’t about to save the day for Western brands.
Jordan Speer leaves Apparel Magazine

Jordan Speer leaves Apparel Magazine

Our long time friend Jordan Speer, Editor in Chief of Apparel Magazine since 2007, worked her last day yesterday.
HBR: How to Create an Online Community That People Will Pay For

HBR: How to Create an Online Community That People Will Pay For

This article resonates with us because at AAPN we've created a network that people will pay for - and have since we went online in 1994.
The Wisdom of Seth Godin and Our Industry

The Wisdom of Seth Godin and Our Industry

Our president in 2015, Juan Zighelboim of the TexOPs factory in El Salvador, told us to get Seth to speak at our 2015 Annual Conference. What a great move that was.

Absolutely Amazing Chart Showing the Evolution of China’s Power

https://public.flourish.studio/resources/embed.js This chart is amazing. The article that it comes from is great too,...
Great Reads: One Piece in the U.S.-China Trade War Puzzle

Great Reads: One Piece in the U.S.-China Trade War Puzzle

This wonderful Robin Report article breaks down some of the biggest issues facing everyone from producers to consumers and beyond.
Quotes from Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

Quotes from Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis

"Interviews showed me that successful people are playing an entirely different game. They don’t flood the job market with résumés, hoping that some employer will grace them with an interview. They network."