Monthly Archives: August 2009

The road to recovery is officially open!  Is your growth plan tuned up and ready for a smoother ride next year?

This one-hour teleseminar will help you better understand the new road rules of planning, and enable you to redesign your growth plan before 2010 arrives.

This complimentary MP3 audio replay will provide you with:

* ten trends you must recognize to leverage the economic recovery
* ten ways to re-energize your 2010 growth plans
* three things you must do to turn social media madness into magic
* the one thing you must do to get an executive level decision maker’s attention

Hats off to Jim Tenuto, Christine Hewitt, and Anne Shouse for winning an autographed copy of my book….

For many B2B executives and business owners, the economy has created a lot of confusion, chaos, and paralysis.

The economic indicators don’t reveal the answers like they used to.  Clients are less loyal than ever. Previous business models for generating income have become obsolete.

As a result, the dreams of taking your business to new heights never materialize because not enough people know about who you are and what you can offer.  And you’re frustrated because you’re just not getting the traction you expected….

Whenever I visit the local Whole Foods market in Bend, I get a craving for junk food.
When I walk into the store, I am immediately surrounded by 500 square feet of sugary snacks, pastries, and candy.  Wine and sugar are my two vices, so this is not good.

Whole foods logo

Instead of viewing the company as a whole foods emporium, I want to call them  "Hell Foods."  Given their recent financial performance and new competitors (Trader Joe's, Costco, and Target), is it possible that their strategic growth and positioning has run amok?

I believe they have. That's why I was relieved to see John Mackey's quote in Friday's Wall Street Journal:.  We can all learn some strategy and leadership lessons from his announcements:

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