THE SIGNIFICANCE OF BENTONVILLE

Last month I wrote about my planned trip to Bentonville, Arkansas, for the SHIFT’22 Conference October 18-20. The original plan…

WHAT'S HAPPENING WITH E-BIKE FIRES IN NEW YORK CITY?

Human Powered Solutions (HPS) analysis points to e-bikes and micromobility, including e-scooters, as the future of sustainable transportation. We are…

RANSOMWARE ATTACKS ARE ON THE RISE

Nine bicycle shop owners or managers were interviewed in a recent issue of Bicycle Retailer and Industry News. The topic…

THE GOLDEN AGE OF GLOBALIZATION IS OVER

“The golden age of globalization that we experienced in the last 30 years since the end of the Cold War…

SHAKEOUT!

I had planned a different subject for this month’s newsletter article, but after several phone and Zoom conversations over the…

VISITING BENTONVILLE AND 10 RULES FOR BUSINESS

Back on September 12 I finalized my airline reservation to and from Bentonville, Arkansas, a midsize community that I had…

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL E-BIKE DEALERS LOCATED IN FLORIDA STORM RAVAGED AREAS

Be aware:  lithium-ion battery packs used to power electric bicycles and scooters suffer damage that will compromise their safety and…

“YOU’VE GOT TO BE VERY CAREFUL IF YOU DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU ARE GOING, BECAUSE YOU MIGHT NOT GET THERE…” (Yogi Berra)

COVID-19 and the pandemic accelerated the changes in our world over the last 31 months. Getting back to “normal” is…

GENERATIONAL CHANGE CALLS FOR INCLUSIVE LEADERSHIP

Alan Murray, chief executive officer of Fortune, wrote this past week about a new book by Bill George, former Medtronic…

INFLATION REDUCTION ACT FAILS TO SUPPORT BICYCLES

“The new climate bill abandoned the type of electric vehicle that can make the biggest difference” is the headline of…

THE IMPORTANCE OF PRODUCT LIABILITY INSURANCE FOR THE E-BIKE RETAILER

Anyone in the e-bike space, be it an e-bike retailer, distributor, brand, etc., is aware that there is a major…

A LOOK AT THE FUTURE: CLIMATE, COVID, GEOPOLITICS AND MORE

I have been reading a new book by Ari Wallach, a futurist and the founder and executive director of Longpath…

"NORMAL" IS NO MORE. START PLANNING FOR AN ERA OF CONSTANT CHANGE

I have been told by some good folks in the establishment mainstream that I am too negative, and do not…

59 PERCENT OF SMALL RETAILERS ARE AT RISK OF CLOSING

As shocking as the headline is, I have taken it from a Chain Store Age article that ran July 25…

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PART 6: PREPARING FOR DISASTER

The last article on information technology (part 5 in this series) addressed the issues of hacking and ransomware. The article…

"THE FUTURE AIN'T WHAT IT USED TO BE"

Yogi Berra, all star baseball player, coach and philosopher, uttered these prophetic words “the future ain’t what it used to…

AN OPEN LETTER TO E-BIKE BUYERS AND USERS REGARDING LITHIUM-ION BATTERIES

Editor’s note: with all the recent discussion about e-bike battery safety within the trade, another very important constituency that needs…

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PART 5: PROTECTING FROM THREATS

This series of articles has covered issues of managing your business data, understanding how much data your business has, how…

SARIS BECOMES A VICTIM OF COVID WHIPLASH

The above title is taken from a BRAIN article “Saris Cycling Group, a victim of the ‘Covid whiplash,’ restructures for…

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY PART 4:
BACKING UP

How you back up your data and how often is as important, maybe more so, than anything I’ve written about…