No Retreat, No Surrender

Analyzing and commenting on the hot topics in business, politics, and economics globally

I do not play favorites nor do I criticize to be malicious or disrespectful. My goal is simple: Provide opinions that help cut through noise, educate, uncover lies and half-truths, and provide clarity.

Why Instacart Should Partner With The U.S. Postal Service

Why Instacart Should Partner With The U.S. Postal Service

COVID-19 has severely impacted the retail industry. Some retailers were forced to shut down as they were deemed as being non-essential but grocery retailers have thrived. Online grocery ordering and delivery has increased over 40% since the start of the COVID crisis,...

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The Future Of Tik Tok

The Future Of Tik Tok

On July 14th, 2019, I wrote the following in two parts on a LinkedIn post: The future of Tik Tok is dependent upon two things: The relationship between China and the USA, and the value of Tik Tok as an acquisition target. I estimate that prior to the Presidential...

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Walmart Should Not Partner With Instacart. Here’s Why.

Walmart Should Not Partner With Instacart. Here’s Why.

News reports are circulating that Walmart, in an effort to better compete against Amazon in online grocery delivery, is partnering with Instacart. Pilots will be conducted across four markets spanning California and Oklahoma. I question the partnership. Here's why....

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Rain On The Scarecrow, Blood On the Plow

Rain On The Scarecrow, Blood On the Plow

Out of all the industries in the United States, few are as unprofitable and unpredictable as farming. I was born and raised on a farm in Iowa and I have relatives across several states farming a combined 30,000 acres of land while also raising cattle and hogs....

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Amazon Should Acquire American, United Or Delta Airlines

Amazon Should Acquire American, United Or Delta Airlines

I posted multiple times on LinkedIn in 2019 and 2020 that I believed either Microsoft, Google or Facebook should acquire TikTok from their parent company, ByteDance. Most members of LinkedIn disagreed with the recommendation. Fast forward to the present and it appears...

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What’s Next For Instacart?

What’s Next For Instacart?

Articles about Instacart continue to appear in the press but for all the wrong reasons. The most recent articles outline that Instacart workers are losing money because bots are being used by some Instacart workers to snatch the most lucrative orders within...

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