Green is about saving money – and your business

Earlier this year, Safeway “went green” with their entire fleet of trucks. Way back in January, this seemed like a good idea with a decent ROI (return on investment). photo credit: mattieb Given the increase in fuel prices in the last 2 weeks – I suspect they are thrilled with the decision now, a mere […]

David Apple wastes no time, passes Goliath Wal-Mart in music sales

Just a few days ago, I was talking about iTunes passing Amazon and Best Buy in 2007 total music sales. That’s all kinds – CD and downloaded music. Didn’t take long for that to become old news. On Tuesday, a leaked Apple memo shows that January 2008 music industry numbers from NPD indicates that Apple […]

Amazon responds to print on demand (POD) changes

photo credit: cindiann About 5pm Eastern late night, I received a note via my contact page from Amazon’s Drew Herdener. I appreciate that Drew (ie: his assistant) went to the trouble to chase this post down, much less to respond (Business is) Personal-ly:) Of course, an identical note was sent to others, including Writer’s Weekly, […]

Amazon launches their weapon of mass destruction, steps on the long tail of independent authors

photo credit: pingnews.com People continue to have this idea that companies like Wal-Mart, Amazon, Apple, IBM, Starbucks and Microsoft are bulletproof. Folks, it just isn’t so. You might also have thought that UCLA was bulletproof Thursday night against Western Kentucky in the NCAA Tournament, except that no one told WKU about it. Top-seeded UCLA pulled […]