Tagged: Energize Growth Now

Maureen Kedes’ recently invited me to her Inside PR radio show. We had a great time together, and I shared some of my best strategy and marketing war stories.

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In this replay, you will hear:

Why some companies stagnate
How a company’s values drive top line revenues
The seven wealth building principles for growth companies

Click on this link and enjoy his 1 hour show….

When my Dad was alive, he always reminded me that my pursuit of education would only take me so far in life. He said that wisdom would (hopefully) come with time. He encouraged me to challenge conventional wisdom, and learn how to ask really good questions.

He was teaching me the multiple facets of intelligence. And I will be truly grateful to him.

Business development and planning are not a series of left-brained script writing exercises. As you assess the impact of your growth planning and marketing investments, consider these timeless thoughts from Rumi.

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Are you a CEO or B2B marketing executive who still feels worried, overwhelmed or unprepared for the economic recovery?  If so, this program will help.

My latest webinar, hosted by Penn State University’s Institute for the Study of Business Markets, outlines four innovative, customer-centric strategies that successful companies such as Zappos, Beryl, and BMC Software are using to help them thrive in today’s volatile, time-starved marketplace.

Listen to this session to help you:

•  Increase confidence in your market and growth potential
•  Transform employee and customer mindshare into greater market share
•   Expand solution options
•  …

Few of us could ever predict when the rotting tree in our company is going to collapse. To make matters worse, even fewer of us know where the rotting trees are located. As a result, sales stagnate, clients leave, and innovation halts.

I barely survived three “mergers” in my 27-year career. Most proved to be greedy land grabs motivated by impatient investors, stagnation or bored founders.
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Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh’s new book, “Delivering Happiness,” and his stock sale to Amazon prove to me that some mergers may just be made in heaven….

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(photo courtesy of http://www.webweaver.nu/clipart/dragons3.shtml)

Let’s be honest. In today’s volatile economy, strategic growth planning and marketing innovations are easily pushed aside in favor of reactively averting poisonous arrows and perilous moats. 

Those hazards continuously threaten us—and often appear from a surprise enemy. How many of us keep putting our foot on the gas and have not slowed down to finesse these dangerous conditions?

We may not be able to control unforeseen events and demanding clients. What we can control is how we respond. It starts with arming ourselves with knowledge and confidence.

Knowledge begins by understanding the most common pressures our clients are facing:

It seems as if fewer and fewer people create time to reflect these days."White space" on the calendar is a luxury, not a norm.  As I meandered through the Columbia Sportswear store in the Portland Airport last Wednesday, I stumbled across a new product that not only excited me, but serves as a perfect tool for people in search of a balanced life.

For all of you who are feeling tired, overwhelmed, and overweighted with too many commitments, I have found the perfect solutions to lighten your load.

Columbia Sportswear new backpack
 The New Mobex backpacks (courtesy Magnus Nirell) 

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