better doing

The trust battery.

Shopify founder Tobi Lütke offers this analogy for interpersonal relationships (and more) in his interview with Shane Parish. “If people meet each other, especially in a curated context like a company, like both of us start working here, and we […]

retail therapy

Buy with Prime on Shopify?

“Shopify CEO Tobi Lütke told investors he’d be “happy” to offer Buy with Prime to merchants earlier this week. A company spokesperson later said this was Lütke’s personal opinion, and there are currently no such plans.“ | learn more

tech, startups, internet

What’s wrong with Shopify?

From a customer and shareholder. “Shopify stock is down 50% over the past 12 months. Its mission may be to “arm the rebels,” but it is giving us muskets in a war that is increasingly being fought with machine guns.“ | learn […]

thoughts of food

The restaurant apocalypse and DropKitchens

“Drop Restaurant – A Dropshipping model / and or Operating System (Similar to Shopify) for virtual restaurants where entrepreneurs create virtual restaurants from existing kitchens and generate revenue without ever touching a stove.” | learn more

retail therapy

Interview with Shopify’s President

Harvey Finkelstein has an interesting story. One of the first merchants on Shopify with a t-shirt store, he joined the team a few years in, becoming COO and now President. He has a unique perch to see the development of […]

retail therapy

Walmart and Shopify team up

Walmart’s had an online marketplace since 2009, though it’s always fallen short of Amazon’s in scale. Now they’re teaming up with Shopify to bring more sellers and more products to the platform. It’s also a reflection of (I think) philosophical […]