a) keeps their inventory at its own warehouses and ships it out when the order comes in, or b) drop-ships from the supplier’s warehouse. We will only focus on Outdoor Décor category of products. Also, the suppliers (in most cases, these are manufacturers of products) are not very sophisticated market players, often don’t have logistical capabilities or strong IT infrastructure.
Throughout the years, I’ve had multiple public speaking events but I still feel so nervous about speaking in public that every time I am secretly hoping that they will cancel the event – and every single time I go there and speak in front of many people.
A couple of days ago I had a conversation with a large international company in the online retail industry. It’s a very well-known, established and respected e-commerce marketplace with excellent proprietary technology, very sophisticated software and business processes. The company operates in (and ships products to) multiple countries, so the level of technological and operational sophistication is tremendous. Like any other company in the e-commerce space, they are focused on customer excellence and the best possible customer experience. Currently, they are taking efforts to establish new processes around mapping customer journeys, segmenting their user base and providing personalized user experience.
I was recently invited to speak at the Internet Dating Conference in Miami about Augmented and Virtual Reality and their effect on the dating industry, so I thought I would share my views on how the Augmented, Virtual and Mixed Reality and their applications can change our lives.
So there I was – lying low in the cold muddy water with my nose just 1 inch above for breathing, holding the rifle in my hand and waiting for others to move forward as quickly as possible. Constant screaming and yelling only added more stress while shivering cold made me think I would definitely get sick if I ever survive this. I was crawling in this water and mud for what seemed to be hours.
That place where I was is called the Officer Candidates School. It is located in Quantico, Virginia and we were taking the US Marine Corps obstacles course while the instructor was yelling at us to move forward faster. This was a course offered as part of my MBA program for those who wanted to experience the real USMC life. It was a very short event, just a few days, but it gave me a totally different perspective on many things in life.
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