16. Jun, 2017

A disruptive change ...

"SEATTLE & AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 16, 2017-- Amazon (NASDAQ:AMZN) and Whole Foods Market, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFM) today announced that they have entered into a definitive merger agreement under which Amazon will acquire Whole Foods Market for $42 per share in an all-cash transaction valued at approximately $13.7 billion, including Whole Foods Market’s net debt." see http://phx.corporate-ir.net/phoenix.zhtml?c=176060&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2281414 

This is what I would call a longterm and disruptive strategy to change a complete industry. First Amazon did take on the whole retail business with their online shops. Then after cleaning up the market and making billions in revenue they are going back into the same retail market by taking over companies like e.g. Whole Foods Market. The focus on organic food in combination with the Amazon Go Shop approach (https://www.amazon.com/b?ie=UTF8&node=16008589011) will be a great new market idea.

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To finish an add-on to the navy seal story and a great TED video:

Too often in life, something happens and we blame other people for us not being happy or satisfied or fulfilled. So the point is, we all have choices, and we make the choice to accept people or situations or to not accept situations. Tom Brady - American - Athlete Born: August 3, 1977