Maryam Rahimi Blogs!
I came across a great article on John Donahoe, CEO of eBay and I have to share some pieces of it here. It was inspiring to read specially since I am in the midst of creating a digital platform for a wholesale and retail company which combines mobile, web and apps.
"It's no longer about local or global, online or offline, small-seller or big-seller. It's about local and global, online and offline, small-seller and big-seller."
I've been saying this for years now. The world is global, if you have an idea and want to succeed, think international, not local. Don't be afraid to dream!
"The mobile device has become the central control system in consumers' lives, and it's blurred the lines between online and offline."
Yes it is expensive to take your business mobile or even online but you have to recognize mobile is the future. Today's generation (like myself) don't bother checking e mails, facebook, eBay, or even check Starbucks menu in real life, we seek our mobile for all that.
"We're less focused on what our competition is doing and staying focused on driving innovative technology and platforms that allow consumers to have great shopping experiences. There will always be new start-ups, new formats, and new ideas, but we're well positioned to be one of the key leaders in this new world of commerce." - Donahoe.
Right on. I always say, no one can do the same thing as me so I don't care who tries to copy me or what my competitors are doing, I know I am focused on always providing the best and the latest. This is all you need to stay ahead.
To read the full article, click here.
My 2 cents,