Pro Commerce

Blog URL:http://phillips.blogs.com/
Blog Tags:commerce, business, history, productivity, marketing, finance, data, empiricism
Country:United States
State/Province:California
Location:San Francisco

A look at the direction and meaning of commerce. Commerce is the source of the modern world. It has direction. It favors human diversity, open systems, markets, technology and honesty. Pro commerce is an optimistic daily view.



Latest Blog Posts



Marketing for Hershey

on Feb 25, 2017

Hershey has been running TV ads, lately, for a range of new products with a big Hershey label on the packaging. These include Hershey Cookie Layer Crunch and come in bags and bars. It makes me want to write an entire new chapter in Marketing Without...

Drugs

on Feb 24, 2017

‘Drugs’ have a definitional problem. What is a drug and what isn’t? I consider soap and most cosmetics to be drugs. They are sold in Drugstores and they are intended to have an effect of some sort on the skin, whether to make it smell less or l...

Japanese internment

on Feb 23, 2017

The Democrat media that first tried to change the Electoral College vote, then denied that there was fraud in the vote and paid for some recounts, then claimed that the Russians got millions of anti-Hillary voters to vote for the ‘deplorable’, th...

Exactly seven years ago, I wrote this in a blog: “We should plan to celebrate the signing of Emancipation Proclamation by the first Republican President, Abraham Lincoln, in the Lincoln bedroom (the Obama's should know this). The date of the 150th...

I have been a simple liver for more than half my life. When you live simply you have infinitely more options for leading your own life. You don’t owe on a mortgage and you aren’t worried about losing a job. I wrote a book on the subject. Simple L...

Impeachment and more

on Feb 20, 2017

The Trump Derangement Syndrome has been volcanic around me lately. For more than two months I have been hearing about ‘impeachment’. These are not stupid and ignorant people. They are just deranged by a political outcome that is incomprehensible...

Retail failure

on Feb 19, 2017

The financial press has written the obituary for brick and mortar retail. Macy’s and Nordstrom are gone along with many others. These failures are blamed on Amazon and other on-line sellers. Bookstores were the first to face this issue with early A...