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Sarah Holbrook

Sarah claims to be a Brooklyn native because she’s lived there for most of her life whereas actually, she spent her adolescence and teens in Denver Colorado learning to lean-into-the-skid, and other important driving skills.

Leaning into the skid is not only critical for driving on ice, it is a strategic reflex that anticipates disruption. This skill has influenced Sarah’s outlook on life which naturally colors her writing for The Robin Report where she specializes in anticipating change and its plausible impacts on retail. Additionally, she is working to shape the next generation of retail leaders as an adjunct professor in the Global Fashion Management program in the School of Graduate Studies at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT).

Sarah is a freelance futures and foresight consultant who regularly contributes to Compass, the quarterly journal of the Association of Professional Futurists.

Sarah has earned more than a few degrees.

  • Master of Science in Foresight, University of Houston, Graduate School of Technology
  • Master of Professional Studies, Global Fashion Management, Fashion Institute of Technology, School of Graduate Studies
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Film and Television, Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.

Retail Tech Opens a New Chapter

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After the Crash, NFTs Are Repurposed for Retail

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Take Notice: Smart Systems Are Accelerating

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Uniqlo and Avery Dennison Innovate with RFID

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Missed Signals

Most of us went to sleep on November 8, 2022, expecting to wake up to a new political landscape. Some were dreading the morning and ...
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A Marketing Paradigm Shift

While the metaverse has been waving its avatar hands, garnering the attention of Chief Marketing Officers now lined up in starting blocks, the starter pistol ...
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Is the Time Right for a North American Supply Chain?

Powerful forces are weighing on existing supply chains. We needn’t look far to notice the effects that shipping delays, rising costs, geopolitical headwinds, climate instability, ...
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A New World Order for Retail

The retail industry has been a major beneficiary of the waves of globalization iterations in recent decades. We have optimized our supply chains, barely raised ...
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