The press is full of trendy terms—Big Data, the Internet of Things, Digital Natives, Globalization, Social Media, etc.—that attempt to describe the complex technological and social changes that the world is currently experiencing. However, there is a danger in reducing complex social dynamics down to a few catchy buzzwords – trendy terms can act as intellectual shortcuts that fool people into thinking they understand these ideas when they really don’t.
When you compare Sears Holdings with its big box counterparts, it seems to be ahead of the curve when it comes to innovation and technology. However, Sears Holdings is losing money like crazy, and rumor has it store closings will escalate. Here’s a look at some of the technology and innovation that’s making Sears Holdings brands Sears and Kmart look like winners.