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This Week in eCommerce #3: eCommerce Sins, Philosophy and Why Small is Good

As we inch closer to the end of 2015, we will no doubt see all kinds of yearly wrap ups and new year predictions in our social feeds. I find some of it interesting but mostly it's loud and stuffy. We'll see what people come up with this year. If something catches your attention, please let me know.

I'll try to keep to my style and share the best content that I came across this week. Some eCommerce related, some a little more general. This time of year puts me in a reflective mood, I take stock of the year that went by and try to sort out the general plan for the next 12 months. 

Here's what caught my attention this week:

 

1. The 7 Deadly Sins of an Online Store Owner - Kabuki Themes

Top 7 mistakes online store owner make and our tips and tricks on how to avoid them

 

2. 26 Advantages of Being a Small Business

The solution is simple. You need to work out the advantages of being a small business and milk them for all they’re worth. In this article we’ll be sharing 26 reasons why it’s an advantage to be a small business.

 

3. Most People Won't by Bryce Roberts

A little story about how Uber came to be (as we know and use it today)

 

4. How Philosophy Can Change your Life by Alain de Botton

“We’re not very good at understanding what it is that we really want. We’re extremely prone to latch onto suggestions from the outside world.” – Alain de Botton

 

5. The Daily Quartz (daily news digest via email)

This is my way of staying connected with the world outside eCommerce/marketing. Online I read Quartz, offline I read Monocle.The Quartz Daily Brief is the most important and interesting news from around the world, in your inbox.

 

That's it for this week. Get busy reading and wrapping up your holiday shopping. Please share this if you found it useful and let me know which links caught your attention this week in the comments. Have a great weekend. 

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1 Response

Sandile
Sandile

December 13, 2015

Thank you for the great article with very useful links

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