Barnes & Noble: Playing the Digital Game All Wrong

By now, many of us have forgotten that Barnes & Noble attempted to compete against the likes of Apple and Amazon in the e-reader/tablet market with their ill-fated Nook. Barnes & Noble invested significantly in R&D and actually produced some great devices, so why did they fail? In hindsight, it’s easy to see that Barnes & Noble was playing the digital game all wrong.

Michael Page Recruiting – Do we still need headhunters?

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Recruiting companies like Michael Page are losing out in this age of digital innovation. Disintermediation of the middle man is happening in many industries and looks set to disrupt the recruiting industry. The healthy margins that once made this industry an attractive one will be squeezed out by online platforms. Michael Page will need to adapt their business model to stay relevant.