Bernhardt Meyer The pleasures of shopping

Many people derive great pleasure from shopping as it is presently done.To them it is a social affair--doing shopping with your wife on a Saturday morning and having a cup of tea with your wife in the mall afterwards.Will it not be a great pity if the world develops into a planet where people work from home with their computers, order everything they need electronically and watch sports on TV? We are creating a population of uninvolvement; future generations will not interact with each other, will not learn to socialise and laugh, will not know how to behave in the company of others.
Posted: 23 February 2006 at 09:08

Wolfgang Grulke RE: The pleasures of shopping

At one level I agree with you, but on another you scare ne to death. I would never want my children lo learn to socialise and build relationships based on what they see in shopping centers.

The fact that many of these retailers will disappear from malls has nothing to do with our social world, it has to do with changing consumerism - we will just find other ways to satisfy the consumer opium, faster and cheaper.

At a completely parallel level we all have the responsibility to build our social, relationship and spiritual lives - and not to belive that shopping centers can do that for us!
Posted: 23 February 2006 at 11:31

Bernhardt Meyer RE: RE: The pleasures of shopping

It obviously has nothing to do with the retailers themselves and it probably has something to do with the country you're in.In my country and city it can be a pleasant affair where one often meets friends and socialises over a cup of tea(very different from consumerism seen in Europe and the US)
The world is already sitting with problem-children who spend half their lives in front of TV and other electronic devices and have no idea of geting out into nature to play and enjoy.
Posted: 23 February 2006 at 14:30

Neil Jacobsohn Reinventing shopping

What do you do when you're the world's No. 1 retailer? You reinvent yourself. And that's just what Walmart is seeking to do. Read on!
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Anton Musgrave Is strategy dead? The future is not what it used to be!

It's more valuable to learn form the future that the past - given whats happening in our world and its markets today! Think about how you think about the future! It is not what it used to be...
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