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The Decline of the US Postal Service

The Decline of the US Postal Service

Fairly soon, the U.S. Postal Service will cease delivering mail on Saturdays. It's expected that the move, "beginning in August, would mean a cost saving of about $2 billion annually."

But that doesn't even stop the bleeding. The USPS is losing $25 million/day--an astonishing number. 

Do the math. More cuts are coming, and prices of stamps and

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The Postal Service as a Platform?

The Postal Service as a Platform?

I recently spoke at Postal Vision 2020 (video coming soon). After my 30-minute speech in which I introduced the framework of The Age of the Platform, I sat on a panel moderated by Jeff Jarvis. Before concluding, Jarvis asked the panelists two questions: Is USPS now a platform? Should it try and become one? Remember, everything seems to be a platform these Read More

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