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It was just a couple of weeks ago that Boxed announced that it was "considering strategic alternatives."  Which made it a good time to catch up with Chieh Huang, the company's co-founder and CEO, to talk about which alternatives might make the most sense and why, and how events since the company's launch in 2013 - when it was glibly described as "Costco online, but without the membership fees" - have shaped its value proposition and implementation of an evolving business strategy.

One note:  I enjoyed our conversation so much that it ran longer than I expected, and so I've decided to break it up into two parts … with part two scheduled to run tomorrow.

If you'd like to download out conversation as an audio podcast, click below.