Monthly Archives: October 2014

Revolution vs Evolution

In my last post, I visited an Amazon Fulfillment Center and marveled at the level of sophisticated setup and process of turning around thousands of shipments a day. Every detail of the center has been designed to enhance the process … Continue reading

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Amazon: Relentless efficiency in a very large place

  I went on a tour of an Amazon “Fulfillment Center” today. That’s a million+ square foot building where Amazon assembles and ships orders. The Amazon Fulfillment Center is a massive operation, both in size and complexity. Trucks bearing goods … Continue reading

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Saving the Earth on someone else’s dime

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but everyone talks about “saving the Earth” and “going green”, but all too often their actions entail obligations or expense for everyone else. They take the bows while you pay the bills. Case in … Continue reading

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The wetter side of the Civil War

Last night I gave a talk about the Union Blockade of southern ports to a Civil War group in Delaware (Based on my book NASSAU, which was inspired by the ruins of the Royal Victoria Hotel we saw in Nassau … Continue reading

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Not so wrathful grapes

The 1930s were not a happy time. In the U.S. the Great Depression had the nation in its grip and one of the worst places was on the great plains around Oklahoma. A prolonged drought, coupled with high winds and … Continue reading

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