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The Predictable Recipe Of Branding

From an interview/podcast I just made with the great Chiara Covone on Marketing & Branding. Great discussion. Today we are going to talk about brands, brands from today and tomorrow. You worked with many well known brands over the years, in very different industries. What do you think all successful brands have in common? I …

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Seeing The Future

Marketing. We will see a decline of traditional media, and a concentration and digitization of advertising. Consumers will be sourcing their info and ‘cool’ online, via very few, integrated and global platforms. Marketing needs to adjust to this behavioral shift. All of this needs to be orchestrated centrally, with a strong set of corporate positions and a …

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Timing of innovation is key for success

Timing of Innovation – Getting the Odds on Your Side

When it comes to innovation, there are countless ways things might go wrong. However, one of the most prevalent ones is incorrect timing. If you manage to get the timing just right, your innovations will obviously benefit from huge tailwinds when entire industries are transitioning from the old to the new with you riding at …

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How Consulting Will Likely Change Because of the Pandemic

The consulting industry was already being disrupted before the coronavirus. Now the disruption is accelerating. If you work with consultants or have your own consultancy, take note: Things are changing, fast. Right around the corner are threats or opportunities, depending on how you respond. I’ve already written about how the management-consulting industry is being disrupted by various trends like emerging technologies, the commodification …

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Innovation culture starts from the top down

Innovation Culture – The Ultimate Guide

Innovation culture has long been one of the most challenging, and oft-discussed, topics in our conversations with business and innovation leaders. Given the extraordinary importance of innovation for businesses, and society in general, and the fact that culture has been shown to be one of the biggest barriers for innovation performance, it’s not much of a surprise. Because most …

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Organizational Design: Clearing the Runway for Collaboration and Breakthrough Thinking

Most industries in today’s world run on a balance of sophisticated computer systems and skilled people to use them. Technology has allowed numerous industries to grow at a rapid pace and has streamlined countless business processes. But it still can’t learn, design, and discover the way people can.  When computers and machinery became more practical …

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The CEO Conversation: Using Well-Known Companies to Drive Creativity and Collaboration

Scenario: You are in the middle of a sprint designing a new product or service. The energy and creativity have seemed to hit bottom after almost four hours of creating potential solutions. How do you get people back on their feet, reenergized, and to keep on generating possible solutions to your design challenge? Answer: The …

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Magical Ideas and Creative Solutions

“Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.” “The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible.” Arthur C. Clarke A Magical Idea is a brilliant solution to a challenge with a “minor” proviso: it is unrealistic, not feasible, not implementable, impossible! When …

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