I spent more than three months embedded within Warby Parker to try to understand the making of this made-on-the-Internet brand. Among other things, I watched employees decide on frames for their winter season, wrestle with the nuances of their burgeoning retail strategy, and obsessively plan an employee ping-pong tournament. How, I asked—in meetings and during presentations in New York and over martinis in Los Angeles—have … [ Read more ]
Content: Case Study | Author: Max Chafkin | Source: Fast Company | Subject: Industry Specific | Industry: Retail | Company: Warby Parker
Amazon has shown a remarkable ability to succeed in a wide variety of different product categories. That’s a contrast to most other high-profile tech companies that are really good in one area — Google’s dominant online services or Apple’s extraordinarily profitable hardware — but struggle when the quest for growth pushes them outside their zone of core competency. Amazon has figured out how to combine … [ Read more ]
Content: Case Study | Author: Timothy B. Lee | Source: Vox | Subjects: Innovation, Management, Strategy | Industry: Retail | Company: Amazon.com Inc.
Groupon’s journey from world’s hottest startup to most polarizing company in tech is delicious, disgraceful, and just plain weird. Inside its precipitous fall–and its audacious bid for redemption.
Content: Case Study | Author: Elizabeth Spiers | Source: Fast Company | Subject: Industry Specific | Industry: Retail
Thinking about your company as an ecosystem yields lessons for innovation, growth, and renewal.
Content: Case Study | Author: David K. Hurst | Source: strategy+business | Subject: Industry Specific | Industry: Retail | Company: Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (Walmart)
During the Great Recession, this iconic Swedish furniture company developed a new way to expand: cutting costs while increasing customer loyalty.
Content: Case Study | Authors: Art Kleiner, Deniz Caglar, Marco Kesteloo | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Industry Specific, Operations | Industry: Retail | Company: Ikea