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Don’t judge an adolescent’s tastebuds. Buttered Hotcakes from McDonald’s and a Subway turkey sandwich with lettuce, pickles, salt and pepper is my daughter’s fav. Her once a month, if that, pickle partake is insignificant visitation frequency. That is a sandwich maker’s problem.

Subway’s struggles are no secret. After years of surfing a wave until it broke, the winners mentality became a blindspot — unit saturation, not so delightful customer interactions, franchisee revolts, management shakeups and a gnawing spokesperson’s scandal.

To this day, Jared’s big boy pants donned skinny embodies Subway’s Eat Fresh for so many. People trusted its dietary claim…


Distance learning at home © 2020 Barry Wade

The disaster economics of COVID-19 reveals Apple’s extraordinary opportunity to land grab education. E-learning (online learning, distance learning, blended learning and remote learning) is projected to be a $243 billion market globally by 2022. $46.7 billion was generated in 2016 in the U.S. In comparison, Apple’s Services revenue for FY 2019 was $46.3 billion. E-learning is a considerable addressable opportunity for Apple. An accretive acquisition would accelerate Apple’s education market penetration and increase its Services (subscription) revenue substantially (seizing 5% to 10% globally yields an extra $12 to $24 billion excluding ancillary revenues).

With COVID-19 stay-at-home measures, a nation of…

Barry Wade

“What holds most people back isn’t the quality of their ideas, but their lack of faith in themselves.” -Russell Simmons. https://barrywade.com

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