Pop-up shops are among the most buzzworthy retail opportunities of 2015. The idea of placing a shop within a shop is not new—department stores have been doing it for years as a way to highlight new designers and collections. But the pop-up of today has evolved into something far more sophisticated.
In the words of Charles Darwin, survival depends upon the ability to adapt to change. Future survival in an age of disruption depends upon the ability to ask different questions to find ways to adapt rapidly changing conditions.
I recently attended the two-day ASCII Success Summit which attracted over 200 technology executives to the Hyatt Regency O’Hare in Chicago. The event touched on many verticals in the IT channel, including retail, and I gleaned three key lessons that likely apply to all of our organizations.