Tag Archives: automobiles

Are Petrol Stations the Future of Starbucks?

Recently the Seattle Times published an article from the Washington Post highlighting a gas station in Maryland that has made the bold move of turning off its gas pumps and installing electric charging stations in their place. Which got me thinking… Given that in the early days of automobiles you had to go to the pharmacy and buy gasoline in ...

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Disrupt Your Competition

Lessons From Uber, Amazon, Walmart And Carvana (Who Is Carvana?) Every industry is evolving. Competitors are entering industries with new business models that promise a better experience. In most cases, it’s a more convenient experience. I’ve been writing about the power of convenience in some of my Forbes.com columns during the past several months. Uber used convenience to disrupt the ...

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What is Your Winning Aspiration?

A winning strategy absolutely must begin with a winning aspiration. Too doctrinaire? Allow me to explain the premise the way I learned it from Roger Martin, one of the best strategists on the planet. The operative word is “winning,” for the simple reason that if you’re not winning, you live in fear of the competitor in your space that is. ...

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Innovation or Not – Autonomous Automobiles

As sensors become smaller, faster, cheaper, and more capable, autonomous automobiles become more of a potential commercial reality. If you're not sure what an autonomous automobile is or the baby steps that have already been taken, you might want to check out this video from Texas Instruments and this other video that takes you for a ride in Google's self-driving car.

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