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The continuing goal of "The Innovation Conversation" is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory ... and one that Tom Furphy - a former Amazon executive, the originator of Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer Equity Partners (CEP), a venture capital and venture development firm in Seattle, WA, that works with many top retailers and manufacturers - is uniquely positioned to address.

Today, Tom and KC address the ways in which Amazon is turning the supply chain issues facing many retailers into a differential advantage, turning short-term moves made from the early days of the pandemic into long-term strategies.  They talk about what Amazon's competitors - which is to just about everyone - need to do in order to turn the crises of the moment to their own advantage.  And, as avowed New York Mets fans, Tom and KC also look at business lessons from the New York mets' acquisition of pitching star Max Scherzer.

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