Monthly Archives: February 2010

Strategy Uprising for the Creation of Sustainable Businesses

2009 was riddled with stories of corporate downsizing, bankruptcies, and economic uncertainty. The environment rattled even the most accomplished businesses. Some failed, closing the doors forever. Others narrowly survived and new businesses are emerging, both facing the incredible challenge of adapting to a new business climate. It is what one company calls a strategy uprising.

 

Branding You Won’t Forget

This is the most unique brand experience that I had to share: Call Nestle Hotline at 1-800-295-0051. When asked if you want to continue in English or Spanish, wait QUIETLY for about 10 seconds and I PROMISE you will smile. Keep going and press 4. Then any option after. Don’t ruin the surprise for the […]

Business is Moving Forward

San Diego Innovation Economy Doubles Start-up Rate and VC Funding Outpaces Most Regions with 90% Jump There was a leap in the pace of launching new technology companies in the second quarter of 2009, CONNECT’s newly released Second Quarter 2009 Innovation Report shows.    Start-ups were up 53% with 102 companies launched. In the first quarter […]

A Blog Post Worth Reading

Creative Age: Tearing Structure Apart http://bit.ly/cr8U7i

Reading and Managing the Zone

Linda Richardson, author of Sales Coaching: Making the Leap from Sales Manager to Sales Coach, wrote an interesting perspective on zones that proves relevance to employees across an enterprise….The value in understanding the cultural zone of your employees yields increased employee retention which directly correlates to a more profitable company.   Let’s dig deeper. 4 Cultural […]

Strategy Check List

Developing a strategy, whether enterprise wide or at the functional level, is a daunting task for any company.  Here’s a high-level check list to get start the conversation. What is the vision? What is the overarching strategy and tactics for executing this vision? What resources are required to execute on the strategy? Define milestones. Who […]