Posts Tagged ‘Strategy’

How Amazon Might Just Have Saved Barnes & Noble

TweetFor all you out there looking to “completely change the game,” take heed. Sometimes it’s easier to win the game you’re in. I have a hunch that has yet to be borne out completely in the real world of results, but hear me out anyway. I think that the explosion of e-readers has changed the book […]


3 Questions to Answer on Your Way to Becoming Larger Than Life

Tweet  I have three questions for you if you plan on killing the giant in your industry. How are you going to become a bigger idea than the category you play in? How do you plan to change how the world thinks about what you do? What is the missing 3rd piece of the puzzle […]


Are Systems More Important than Star Players? A Twitter Conversation w/ Tom Peters, Mike Myatt + Roger van Oech

TweetIn the best of all possible worlds, you’d have a team comprised of star players working within a superior system. You’d win Super Bowls, collect industry accolades and generally kick every potential competitor to the curb. If only it were that easy. It isn’t. But the conversations that circle this balancing act are fascinating and I’d […]


GAP, Project (RED) and Releasing Creativity

Tweet“GAP is a good example of a brand that really wasn’t doing anything interesting in the marketplace. And all of a sudden, there it was and it came from the soul of the company. We didn’t give it to them. I say this from having worked there for 10 years. That vibe and that passion […]


Three Reasons Why Domino’s Re-Launch Worked

TweetHere’s three reasons why Domino’s sales are up 14.3% since their re-launch: The science says that we gain credibility when we argue against our own perceived self-interest. Saying, “we need to get better” is strong stuff for a brand. This is source credibility and it’s a powerful motivator. It taps our decision triggers and moves […]