Author Archive | Gerry Humphrey

Amazon Borders

Today, as I write this post, is the first day of the Borders going out of business sale.

I have ideas that pop into my head.. and well, this is one of them.

IDEA: Amazon buys Borders.. all of it.  Then replaces top management with those people from Amazon’s management to run the place and let them run rather independently.  Yup. Finance your “competition,” let these people show off their skills.

Now, take the real heroes of Borders, the sellers themselves, and let them work stocking the store, and have them write reviews and create an awesome “social” network that knowledge of 10,000 workers, many who were in direct touch with their customers. As Amazon is awesome with e-commerce and what they do, and Zappos is known for their customer service, get the third part with face-to-face customer interaction.

Clean Canvas

Restarting my site with a clean “canvas.” A site where I can house my content, such as blog posts, podcasts, videos and more.

I came to the conclusion recently (after reading Gary Vaynerchuk’s “Crush It”) that I have lots of ideas that are never going to get off the ground. That I am looking at literally dozens if not hundreds of ideas that will take me in many different directions, so I tried to focus on what I like, well, love to do, and it isn’t the next greatest website project or company.  It is helping others. This site, at this point, will be to share my ideas, my concepts, my feedback about various topics. I have lot of ideas, but not the resources to make them reality.

Some of you will see something that fits into YOUR niche and run with it.  Please DO just that.

Would I like some credit? Sure. Would I like some money? Well, that would help. Got an extra Scion xB you would like to give me? That would be awesome.

Also, while you are “paying it back” consider “paying it forward” and helping someone else along the way.