Funny Pop, interesting reading


I would recommend a book. It is

 

Funny Pop

Aut: Enrique de Mora
Ed. Empresa Activa
ISBN: 978-84-92452-00-2
http://www.funny-pop.com/
https://www.topbooks.es/libros/FUNNY-POP/122778/978-84-92452-00-2
http://www.amazon.com/FUNNY-POP-MORA-ENRIQUE/dp/8492452005

 

This is really a good book to read! A complete lesson about persons and emotions, organization and excelence, business and building the foundations to success…

 

But I would to invite to you to debate about it. Better if you read the book before, but in any case and within this context, the book enforces my personal thought (and humble contribution) that the formula for success is 3i = Ideas + Initiative + Illusion.  

 

That is not a silly sentence… It could be part of a dream, but are not the dreams the substantial part of our progress? Someone told me one time that utopics are welcome, because they draw what our next generations will experience….

 

3i could be translated to specific strategies, plans and actions. Should be.

 

So, what do you think about it?

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Intel unveils retail POS proof-of-concept system


Taking advantage of a high-performing and energy-efficient chip the company already sells to computer makers, Intel Corporation today unveils a retail point-of-sale (POS) proof-of-concept system that could lower a store’s total cost of ownership while improving customer satisfaction.
Revealed at the National Retail Federation Convention (NRF) in New York, Intel’s proof-of-concept exhibits the latest in digital signage and point-of-sale technology in a kiosk form factor, and demonstrates how technology can enhance the retail shopping experience 

http://www.ciol.com/Semicon/SemiSpeak/Interviews/Intel-unveils-retail-POS-proof-of-concept-system/1209115410/0/

http://www.retailcustomerexperience.com/article.php?id=882&prc=31

http://www.pr-inside.com/intel-reveals-new-in-store-concept-technologies-at-retail-s-big-show-r1002314.htm

www.intel.com/pressroom/archive/releases/20090112comp_sm.htm

 

Precio vs Marca


En el último nºumero de la revista de AECOC (www.aecoc.es) aparece un artículo de debate interesante, Eva Linares de TNS WorldPanel realiza una interesante reflexión con el título “Más allá del precio”.

Está claro que hay muchas consideraciones y el debate, por supuesto, está abierto.

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Diez enseñas que estimulan la distribución / Ten brands that estimulates distribution


En el último número de “Código 84” de AECOC aparece en el clipping de prensa una interesante nota, respecto a lo publicado por IDG en UK: “Ten to Watch” en retail-distribución, las compañias que mejor han sabido adaptarse para facilitar la vida a sus clientes.

In the last issue of “Codigo 84” of AECOC, the press clipping shows an interesting note, regarding what IDG in UK posted: “Ten to Watch” in retail-distribution, the companies who have been done better job making life easy to their customers

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FELICES FIESTAS / GREETINGS


Una simple linea, y un simple deseo. Felices fiestas para todos, y una mejor entrada al año 2009. Que sea un año de éxitos para todos.

A simple line, and a simple wish. Every happiness for all, the best entrance to 2009, a new year full of successes for all.

Economia – Recesión?


Hace bien poco un amigo me felicitaba las fiestas deseándome un feliz 2009, el año del consumismo (con-su-mismo coche, con-su-misma casa….) :-))

La situación económica es de todos conocida, no se trata de descubrir nada nuevo… A todos se nos visualiza un 2009 con el cinturón apretado, intentando contener el resuello a la espera de mejores tiempos… Leer más →

Grocer, el carro inteligente / Grocer, the intelligent trolley


El pasado viernes día 12, y a lo largo de esta misma semana, mi compañía Wipro Retail ha presentado el “Grocer”, el carro inteligente, en el marco del EPC Competence Center de AECOC en Barcelona.

Grocer es un proyecto de I+D (iniciado el 2003 junto con IESE e IHG, y ahora con Creative Systems como socio tecnológico) que combina tecnologías RFID, de Pantalla Táctil (para interactuar), y Wi-Fi (comunicación y localización del carro), con funcionalidades que responden a los nuevos requerimientos de los clientes en retail: información, capacidad de iniciativa/decisión, privacidad, conveniencia, y socialización.

Es por supuesto un tema apasionante realmente. Grocer es una plataforma concreta (el carro) de experimentación de esos retos que el comercio minorista está afrontando, tanto en el ámbito de tecnologías, como de servicios de valor añadido; en un proceso de compra pero bajo una perspectiva totalmente diferente: hacer del proceso de la compra una experiencia diferente, atractiva…  facilitando además la conveniencia en tiempo y gasto.

Han sido varias TV (TVE, A3, TV3, Localia, BTV….) y Radios (SER, RAC1, COM Ràdio….) que han emitido; y varios medios de prensa escrita, que se han hecho eco de este evento (que ha tenido gran impacto). Os pasaré links de los contenidos multimedia (radio, TV) cuando estén disponibles.
De momento, os puedo anticipar algunos de los numerosos enlaces.
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Friday the 12th my company Wipro Retail have been introducing Grocer, “the intelligent trolley”, at the EPC Competence Center of AECOC in Barcelona.

Grocer is a R&D project (initiated the 2003 jointly with IESE and IHG, now with Creative Systems as tech partner) that merges technologies of RFID, touch screen (for interaction), and Wi-Fi (communication & trolley ubication), with functionalities that answers the new requirements of retail customers: information, initiative allowance, decision, privacity, convenience and sociality.

Of course it is a subject that appeals. Grocer is a concrete platform (the trolley) to experience these challenges that the retail is facing, in technologies but added value services; transforming the shopping process in something different: make the shopping a new experience, attractive… facilitating convenience in terms of time and cost.

Several TVs (TVE, A3, TV3, Localia, BTV….) and Radios that broadcast the event, which high impact. I will provide links of contents (multimedia) when available. In advance:

Vídeo: http://www.lavanguardia.es/premium/publica/publica?COMPID=53598107879&ID_PAGINA=200806163&ID_FORMATO=9

 Prensa/Press: http://www.elpais.com/articulo/cataluna/Gran/Hermano/compra/elpepiespcat/20081213elpcat_9/Tes ;  http://www.elperiodico.com/default.asp?idpublicacio_PK=46&idioma=CAS&idnoticia_PK=570468&idseccio_PK=1009&h ; http://www.cincodias.com/articulo/empresas/carro-compra-ayuda-economia-familiar/20081213cdscdiemp_16/cdsemp/ ; http://www.distribucionactualidad.com/noticia.asp?ref=3694 ; http://www.abc.es/hemeroteca/historico-16-12-2008/abc/Catalunya/carrito-magico-que-me-compro-hoy_911921120775.html

 ¡Un saludo!

Outsourcing & Wipro


Two interesting articles, talking about the Indian IT companies, and Wipro, my company and obviously the best!  😉

–> Indian outsourcing takeover is imminent

–> Wipro Positioned as ‘Strong Positive’ in the “Market Scope for BI & Performance Management”

In my opinion, Indian IT companies are not and emergent market, is a mature market: yes.. outsourcing takeover is more appropriate discussion context than “if they would/could…”. And Wipro understood the market challenges maybe before the others, focusing on quality, verticalization (niche segmentation and specialization), and building a value offer (comprehensive & global and integrated porfolio) beyond feasible cost optimization.

What do you think?

Enjoy your reading, and have a great day!

INDITEX supera a GAP / INDITEX overcomes GAP


Un reciente artículo donde se mencionan los resultados del grupo Inditex frente a Gap. Unos años después de superar a H&M, Inditex se ha transformado en la mayor compañia de distribución téxtil del mundo. Más allá del cambio USD-EUR, la realidad es que Inditex tiene un ritmo imparable. Siguiente paso: superar los ratios de rentabilidad respecto a la competencia.

A recent article shows the results of Inditex against Gap. Some years after overcome H&M, Inditex group is now the biggest retail clothing company of the world. Beyond exchange US-EUR ratio, reality is that Inditex is becoming a giant. Next goal: raise the profitability ratio in respect the competitors (or some).

–> Artículo/Article

Did you know?


SHIFT HAPPENS! An official update to the original “Shift Happens” video from Karl Fisch and Scott McLeod, this June 2007 update includes new and updated statistics, thought-provoking questions and a fresh design

–> Watch it!

What’s the matter, then? What’s the most important for our kids? Have we to become depressed? Stressed? Worried?

What the keys for the education of our kids should be? Languages? Be stable by theirselves, because stability will be not at the work arena? How to prevent them to be work-aholics? 

If you want to discuss, follow the link to Wiki. I’m looking for simple answers, there are? I think so…