retail news in context, analysis with attitude

It was fitting that over the Memorial Day weekend, I read a piece in The Atlantic about a controversy brewing in the US military - and specifically within the ranks of the Marines - about whether a new age of warfare has begun, one for which traditional platform-centric structures, strategies and tactics may not be prepared.  It is a fascinating conversation about a subject about which there isn't unanimity one way or the other, but it also offers numerous metaphors about retailing and how to compete in the 21st century.

My analysis is in the video above.  The article can be read in its entirety here.