Is it entertaining? Does it inspire the customer to spend time browsing? Not really.
How many people pass by your bus stop? What are the sales of nearby stores? How many people visit bookstores at the next bus stop? What are their profits? What are the rents in your neighborhood? What are the bookstore personnel costs like? Gather all this and other figures and begin to calculate the profits your bookstore might generate.
But it comes to its highest purpose only when coupled with metrics.
Measurement takes dreams and moves them toward reality. May 15, Victor Kryvenko added it. I like his good intentions with empowering all. But I disagree about his ideas on language and other global beyond border cliches. Language is dangerous, it shapes the way we think and act, I suspect usefulness of englishnization..
Also why the global standards are always "west's standards", and why not keep diversity instead of streamlining into one boring "global" thing? Really, who decides what global is? Aug 22, Jessie Qi rated it liked it. The book was a pleasant surprise. I don't think this book has any groundbreaking points; nevertheless full of solid good useable advices. Some times I question about the sincerity of his view, such as getting into sports for the good of society. Apr 20, Andrey Nikishaev rated it did not like it.
Apr 28, Nataliya rated it it was ok. This is more like a history of company than practical advice of businessman. Nevertheless some points are worth thinking about.
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This book would be more thrilling if it was twice shorter, without many repetitive abstracts. The interesting point of view of the founder of Rakuten regarding e-commerce and the right way of conducting a successful business. Putting empowerment and people in the center of the activity, without fearing to take big decisions.
Many people working in marketplaces should read this book! Nice book from a Japanese business leader with a global view The author has accomplished tremendous things and forever transformed the local industry. Inspiring to learn from his first-hand experience in building and growing Rakuten. Jul 18, David rated it really liked it.
An interesting take on how the Internet has and is changing the business landscape. Whether you fully agree with Mr. Mikitani or not some of the issues he brings to the forefront are worth considering. Sep 03, Lucas Gili rated it liked it.
Not a bad read, a few good pages. Definitely worth reading if youre into business. Aug 15, Timo rated it liked it. Very interesting book with great insight on Mikitani's thinking but as is usual with such books sometimes reads more as a marketing brochure and lacks honesty. Good concepts in general, but it was a little bit repetitive. Nov 28, Arthur De Voogd rated it it was amazing.
Great book with very detailed explanations.
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Top charts. New arrivals. Marketplace 3. Narrated by Jun Naito 5 hr 47 min. Switch to the ebook. Hiroshi Mikitani, founder of e-commerce giant Rakuten, has seen the next battleground in the fight for the future of the Internet. But is this good or bad? Rejecting the zero-sum model practiced by some global retailers, who view the Internet purely as a facilitator of speed and profit, Mikitani argues for an alternate model that benefits vendors, customers, and communities alike by empowering players at every step in the process. Rakuten is already pioneering this new model, and Marketplace 3.
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