Executive Briefing

Why Target is at an all-time high

More than anything, Target knows what it is.

Courtesy Target

Hi all. A couple of quick plugs: I’m the guest on the latest episode of Well Made, the podcast from Lumi, the LA-based packaging-platform-for-ecommerce-brands startup. Over the course of an hour, Lumi co-founder Stephan Ango and I talked about the future of consumer brands, what I’m up to with The New Consumer, and a bit about Japanese stunt Frappuccinos. It was fun!

And I’ll also be the guest on this week’s episode of The Talk Show, the podcast from Daring Fireball’s John Gruber. Leading up to next week’s Apple event, we mostly talked about the new iPhones and the rumored Apple tag, plus a little about indie publishing. It should hit feeds (Apple, Overcast, Spotify) this weekend. Enjoy!


Target stock set another all-time high record today, up almost 35% from mid-August. Why?

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