Retail New Mantra: Go Fast, Grow Big, Stay Agile

October 10, 2018
Hosted by Bonnie D. Graham

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The buzz: “…everyone in the world of retail, large or small, needs to ensure that they can keep up. That's why we keep on hearing about the need for ‘agility’ and ‘flexibility’ in the sector” (jimcarroll.com). Retailers today need to build from the ground up, ensure processes and technology are agile enough to adapt with growth, and keep innovating to stay consumer-relevant and globally competitive. Whew! Reality check: in the new retail culture, speedy small new entrants can and do beat the big. The experts speak. Sabrina Sigourney, Blue Marble Consulting: “Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction” (E.F. Schumacher). Jeneen Minter, Allbirds: “There is no spoon” (Neo, The Matrix). David Owen, SAP: ““Let’s organize this thing and take all the fun out of it” (Ashleigh Brilliant). Join us for Retail New Mantra: Go Fast, Grow Big, Stay Agile.

Game-Changing Retail Leaders, presented by SAP

Game-Changing Retail Leaders, presented by SAP

Wednesday at 11 AM Pacific Time/2 PM Eastern Time on VoiceAmerica Business Channel

Who are the Retail Radicals?

Seismic shifts are occurring across all consumer-facing industries as a result of a new consumer culture empowered by technology. And a new breed of leaders is emerging from traditional retailers and brands who understand the “new normal”, and who are making meaningful changes in their organizations to disrupt the status quo.

These ‘Retail Radicals’ have the courage, conscience and creativity to champion innovation. They are the change agents who anticipate the future, recognize macro trends, and snap their companies out of being stuck in the past, to rethink business models. They innovate game-changing partnerships, cultural shifts, sustainability strategies and technologies to create new consumer-engagement value propositions.

Join host Bonnie D. Graham as she invites you to take an additional Coffee Break with Game-Changers for our series on how radical change agents are redefining the “new normal” on Game-Changing Retail Leaders, Presented by SAP.

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Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham

Bonnie D. Graham has been producing and hosting live talk radio since 1998. She is the creator, producer and host of the weekly business talk series, “Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP” that debuted in Fall 2011, plus more than two dozen related Game-Changers Radio series also heard on the VoiceAmerica Business Channel.

SAP helps companies of all sizes and industries run simple. From back office to boardroom, warehouse to storefront, operations to finance, SAP empowers people and organizations to work together more efficiently and use business insight more effectively to stay ahead of the competition. We do this by extending the availability of software across on-premise installations, cloud and hybrid deployments, and mobile devices.

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