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The continuing goal of "The Innovation Conversation" is to explore some facet of the fast-changing, technology-driven retail landscape and how it affects businesses and consumers. It is, we think, fertile territory ... and one that Tom Furphy - a former Amazon executive, the originator of Amazon Fresh, and currently CEO and Managing Director of Consumer Equity Partners (CEP), a venture capital and venture development firm in Seattle, WA, that works with many top retailers and manufacturers - is uniquely positioned to address.

This week, Tom and KC look at Peloton's missteps and travails, drawing specific lessons that retailers should take to heart as they prepare for a post-pandemic world.  From how to calculate a total addressable market (TAM) to the opportunities that Peloton has to develop a more software-driven business model that depends o constant value innovation, Tom and KC see metaphors and lessons that can be applied by traditional retailers.

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