Make Your Competitor’s Strategy Decisions for Them

I was meeting with the relatively new CEO of a client recently to analyze the company’s marketing strategy. Discussing an area where our client has used one strategy and its primary competitor has taken completely the opposite strategy, the CEO said he’s skeptical of any business value his company thinks it’s getting from the effort. The reason? Because the competitor ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Connect and Reward

This is the tenth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What are three specific actions that a non-innovative company can take to become more innovative?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Meri Gruber No company is completely non-innovative – all companies innovate, they just don’t ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Tangible and Measurable

This is the ninth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What are three specific actions that a non-innovative company can take to become more innovative?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Bryan Mahoney Innovation journeys can begin by asking yourself one question: Where do I ...

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What's a Fair Price?

That was the question asked and answered at a recent auction for this rare, 125-year-old stamp. It’s called the “Treskilling Yellow”, and its claim to fame is that it should have been green. It was recently sold to a secretive investor group at an unknown price, but the last time it publicly changed hands was in 1996 when it went ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Create an Honest Crisis

This is the eighth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What are three specific actions that a non-innovative company can take to become more innovative?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Kevin McFarthing The pressures on all companies today are increasing, and even non-innovative companies ...

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What the World Cup is Telling Us

Have you been watching the World Cup? I am a huge soccer fan and really enjoy the World Cup because it’s such a fascinating international spectacle. Plus, it never fails to serve up some interesting lessons that have real application in the business world. For example: Life isn’t always fair. The U.S. team was victimized more than once by highly ...

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Innovation Perspectives – The Three I's

This is the seventh of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What are three specific actions that a non-innovative company can take to become more innovative?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Mark Prus Not Innovative? No Problem. Just Apply The Three I’s To Your Business ...

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20 Phrases That Kill Ideas and Innovation

When it comes to innovation and sharing our creative ideas at work, we all know to be wary of negative bosses and co-workers who shoot down every idea. These people can be a deterrent to change and innovation, but if we’re persistent we learn how to go around them to get things done. The real people to be wary of ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Get Realistic and Start Small

This is the sixth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What are three specific actions that a non-innovative company can take to become more innovative?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Mark Turrell What are three specific actions that a non-innovative company can take to ...

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Leadership – Blinded by Success?

Can leaders be blinded by their own success? You bet…While success is what all leaders strive for, unless you’re prepared to handle it, success can quickly complicate your life. Even worse, without the proper perspective success can actually contribute to the beginning of your downfall. So my question is this: Is your success serving as a springboard for even greater ...

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