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Three Survival Strategies For Legacy CPG’s

Far and wide across the consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retail economy, digital disruption is forcing legacy brands to radically reevaluate how they view production, distribution, and consumption in the digital age. Distribution and sales models date back 100 years and incumbents are slowly adapting to the rise of “digital native” consumers. This consumer is […]

Oh Ship! A Conversation About Toxic Cultures

This week on Oh Ship Ben Way and Freddie Laker discuss toxic cultures. Toxic cultures? Yes, a fantastic band name, but also a terrible environment for work, happiness, and success. Join them as they dive into subjects of strong vs weak team members, identifying when a business culture is going wrong and when to change that. […]

Oh Ship! A Conversation About Leadership

Oh Ship! is a new web series from Chameleon Collective Partners Freddie Laker and Ben Way.  It’s a light hearted conversation around entrepreneurship, investing and dealing with investors, running companies, innovation, any other random things that Freddie and Ben are inspired by. Serious subjects, but rarely serious, the show is (in their own words) “a […]

Can Algorithms Replace Humans At Stitch Fix?

This post was originally posted on Forbes.com on MAR 15, 2018. You can access the original post here. In the high-touch, highly subjective world of fashion, nobody thought computers would ever style customers and predict fashion trends. Yet, the online personalized styling service Stitch Fix made this reality. Stitch Fix clients sign up to receive customized […]

Retail’s Big Show #NRF2018 Wrap-Up

Image from NFR Flickr As an eCommerce and Digital Marketing leader, mainly on the client side for 15+ years, I’m always trying to find ways to balance my curiosity around shiny cool technologies and practical innovations that lead to great return on investment. With last week’s wrap up of Retail’s Big Show #NRF2018, I was […]