Zappos - e-retailer blueprint

7.11.2015

<p>Great ABC News coverage on Zappos. Shoe e-retailer on what to do to get best customer service. </p><p> </p>


Second Life; business.. are you serious?

7.11.2015

As I sit home with a flu I decided to explore new territory. In this case - virtual territory. I have never tried it before. I was interested in business project team collaboration, presentation and interaction with partners/client via this medium.See my findings in the small article.


Socialnomics on the way

7.11.2015

<p>Amazing statistics of social media development - Twitter, Facebook, Flickr. Facebook would be 4th country by population if it was "in real world" </p>



New Year in Tallin'2009

7.11.2015

The five days in the history center of Estonian capital. Perfect food and architecture. One really good thing to travel there with children: almost no traffic in old city. The weather was wery frosty, about -15C. So visit to Tallinn zoo was very dynamic to keep ourselves warm!

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Eric Schmidt on Google strategy

7.11.2015

<p>Very insightful interview with Google's CEO on how the industy will evolve, Google's place in it and future of user experience. Useful master class of strategic thinking and approach to business. Watch it (approx. 30 min of usefull stuff, 15 minutes of marketing BS)</p><p> </p><p>&nbsp;</p>


GE strategy in Korea - minority stake in JV with Hyundai

7.11.2015

<p>Recently I have read an article on BW about amazing success of GE minority stake in joint venture with Hyundai. They grabbed big chunk of market leveraging GE risk management and discipline with Hyundai innovation and marketing. </p><p>My opinion - in situation when globalization is up, free niches are out and "american way of life" popularity flat minority stakes in JVs are the only way to move up for the behemoth.</p> <p><a href="http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/content/09_17/b4128046027435.htm">BusinessWeek</a></p><p>Also case in point: they leveraged the Loyalty program with bonus points extensively. HyundaiCard pay back by accumulating points that equal 2% of purchases with the card. That encourages holders of multiple cards to use HyundaiCard as their primary plastic. Average monthly spending by those customers is 37% higher than that of ordinary card users </p>


Big company visualised - through Shanghai traffic

7.11.2015

<p>This is how big companies operate now: slow, fast lanes blocked by jammed ones, unadequately risky (see small people jumping at cars ;)</p><p>&nbsp;</p>


Developers, developers, developers..

7.11.2015

<p>This is what happens when you take too much of corporate BS on yourself. CEO of Microsoft, Steve Balmer presents..</p>


Egypt 2009: diving near Hurgada

7.11.2015

<p>Quote of the month for me from t-shirt in airport: dive now, work later! Enjoy the foto report ;)</p>

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3.5.2014

Void is almost the same importance as fulliness. Pauses means no less than sounds. Those pieces we do NOT hear/see are almost as important, as those we can percieve. Towns demolished have their own reality. There is sacred meaning in writing your dream on a piece of paper and then burn it. Almost magical.


3.1.2014

If someone does not want to meet you - you better not force it. All people are different. There will be better time or place to do that.