Unparalleled Market Dominance


        

All three brands above are owned by a little known Italian company by the name of 'LUXOTTICA'. Besides that, Luxottica is also licensed(often sole) eyewear manufacturer for just about every luxury brand imaginable. 

It also owns several popular eyewear chains across the world and eye care insurance firms. Watch the CBS 60 coverage of Luxottica here.

This is reminiscent of De Beers, which once controlled around 85% of the diamond market. 

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Too Much Hustle, or Just Enough?

I receive my share of mail solicitations. But, this below by far was the most concise and interesting. 
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Hello,

I don’t want to keep bombarding you with emails, but my job is to follow up persistently on strong potential matches, which is why I’ve continued to hustle.

However, I haven’t heard from you yet, and maybe one of these reasons sums up why?
  1. You already use a different trade show for new leads.
  2. Right now isn’t the best time to talk about Trade Shows, and I should check back in at a later date.
  3. You’ve fallen and can’t get up. In that case, please let me know and I’ll call 911 for you.
Please let me know which one it is, because I’m starting to worry that it might be No. 3.
If none of these reasons are the case, could I have an opportunity to explain how valuable our Trade Show series would be to your team?

When do you have 10 minutes to talk ?

Thanks for your time today.

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An Experiment in Undriving

The world will soon look for a simpler, singular word to describe autonomous, self-driving cars.
And I’d like to throw these in the hat.

UNCAR  - Not Car Like, self-referencing, self-explanatory.
UNDRIVE  - also self explanatory.
ULTRACAR  - since supercar is taken.

Here's a video on Mercedes-Benz's first ultracar

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Progress Vs. The Illusion of Progress

We've all witnessed a re-org which succeeded. But here's a quote to explain the ones which didn't.

We trained hard—but it seemed that every time we were beginning to form up into teams, we were reorganized. I was to learn later in life that we tend to meet any new situation by reorganizing, and what a wonderful method it can be for creating the illusion of progress while actually producing confusion, inefficiency, and demoralization.- Petronius Arbiter 
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