Path to Purchase IQ Book Club


Designed to cultivate community and thought-provoking discussion, the Path to Purchase IQ Book Club aims to inspire marketers with new ways of thinking that disrupt the status quo and drive innovation.

We’ll be showcasing a diverse mix of perspectives, covering the hottest topics and emerging trends in commerce marketing, retail and shopper behavior. Sign up now (it’s free!) to join our Book Club, and we’ll keep you posted with updates on each book/author, plus info on how to attend our virtual “Meet the Author” interactive coffee hour.

The Path to Purchase IQ Book Club includes:

  • Six featured books/authors for 2022.
  • Access to attend a Book Club member virtual "Meet the Author" coffee hour with interactive audience discussion.
  • Author Q&A in each edition of Path to Purchase IQ magazine.

To sign up for the Path to Purchase IQ Book Club, click here!


What We're Reading in 2022:


Book #1: “Resurrecting Retail: The Future of Business in a Post-Pandemic World”

From international best-selling author and futurist Doug Stephens, “Resurrecting Retail” is not just a riveting story of the unprecedented crash of an industry, but a roadmap for its rebirth. Few crises in modern history have so completely disrupted every aspect of daily life as the COVID-19 pandemic. Every market, industry, profession, service and category of product was in some way rocked by its impact. 

Researched in real time from inside the crisis, “Resurrecting Retail” provides a comprehensive and surprising vision of how it will reshape every aspect of consumer life, including the very essence of why we shop. Above all, it provides an inspirational and actionable future vision for any business leader looking not only to survive but thrive in a very different post-pandemic retail world.

Grab your copy here.

Save the Date:
Meet the Author Coffee Hour with Doug Stephens
Jan/Feb 2022 (date TBA)


Doug Stephens

About the Author

Doug Stephens is one of the world’s foremost retail industry futurists. His intellectual work and thinking have influenced many of the most widely known international retailers, agencies and brands, including Walmart, Google, Estee Lauder, BMW and LVMH. Prior to founding the consultancy Retail Prophet, Doug spent more than 20 years in the retail industry, holding senior international leadership roles. Stephens is the author of three internationally bestselling books, “Resurrecting Retail: The Future of Business in a Post-Pandemic World” (2021), “Reengineering Retail: The Future of Selling in a Post-Digital World” (2017) and “The Retail Revival: Re-Imagining Business for the New Age of Consumerism” (2013). He is the featured retail columnist for The Business of Fashion and sits on multiple corporate and academic advisory boards. His unique perspectives on retailing, business and consumer behavior have been featured in many of the world’s leading publications and media outlets, including The New York Times, The BBC, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal and Fast Company.

Additional authors to be announced soon!