Tuesday Apr 16, 2013

The Day After the Boston Marathon

Those that run know it takes a lot of training to qualify to run in the Boston Marathon.  My friend and fellow Oracle Retail employee Amy Gearing worked hard to get there, so it was disappointing to hear the race was stopped when she hit the 26 mile point.  That's 0.2 miles away from the finish.  Looking at the bigger picture, I'm just glad she wasn't injured.  Had the timing been different, things could have been much worse.  I feel awful for those that weren't so lucky.

But rather than dwell on the sadness, let's lighten things up a bit.  The article J.C. Penney's Real Problem: The Shrinking Middle Class talks about the hourglass economy.  That's where the upper and lower economic classes grow at the expense of the middle, which is of course the target group for JCP.  When I saw the video posted below, I thought Kmart hit the bulls-eye.  Enjoy!


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David Dorf, Sr Director Technology Strategy for Oracle Retail, shares news and ideas about the retail industry with a focus on innovation and emerging technologies.


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