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One kind of commerce is oriented around opting in to a challenge; the other kind of commerce is oriented around opting out of a challenge. 
$263M revenue, 26% EBITDA margin, 1.3M customers in 2020, 138% YoY growth. Check out Bill D'Alessandro's thread on the business!
Andrew Sugrue, co-founder and partner at Avenir Growth Capital on Invest like the Best.
Find out why Eric Ryan decided to get into soap and how he changed our buying habits.
The "anti-CEO playbook" that prioritizes people over profits. 
McKinsey's wellness market report - check it out. 
Why does the live selling model work so well for modern consumers? 
Consumer packaged goods companies can gain a competitive advantage by embracing the new COVID-19 reality.
For consumer companies, there are only three growth “lanes” that comprise the majority of new customer acquisition: 1. Performance marketing, 2. Virality, 3. Content 
A twitter thread on Costco by Rex Woodbury. Costco makes essentially $0 in profit from product sales, since it basically sells goods at cost. Instead, it charges a membership fee that is almost 100% margin.
19 Mar 2021

#StopAsianHate

A horrific and heartbreaking surge in violence against Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) is happening across the US. Donate to Support the AAPI Community Fund.
“This moment in modern retail history is unprecedented, and there is no playbook for dealing with this level of turbulence.”
My webinar chat with David R. Bell - a pioneering scholar on the digital economy and a specialist in integrating offline and online businesses.
What are the core systems that are the manifestation of the culture that we want to build?
Building a new growth team is hard. You have to figure out the macro organizational issues – how it fits in with marketing, product, and other functions – as well as the micro, like how to measure the success of these teams.
Unilever has acquired Welly Health PBC, the playful bandage brand from the mind of entrepreneurial consumer packaged goods maverick Eric Ryan.
Few things will change your trajectory in life or business as much as learning to make effective decisions.
Kind Kones, a plant-based ice cream startup, announced it has raised S$1 million in a round led by Singapore-based consumer VC fund DSG Consumer Partners.
The zero-alcohol beverage industry is rapidly growing, as more and more people become more conscious about the products they consume.
Start-ups fail for all sorts of reasons, but those that succeed constantly think about the customer journey, use technology to remove friction, and find new ways to delight their customers.