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Use Your Association Leadership Retreat to Become 2020 Future Ready
As America's trade and professional associations enter the new decade, many are facing the same competitive market forces that bedevil their members. Yet often they lack the resources or forward thinking ability to embrace rapidly developing trends, and turn them to advantage. Some associations are thinking ahead of the curve - and taking act...
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The Importance of Confronting Brutal Facts
After I wrote about the importance of seeing it coming in last month’s newsletter, a subscriber wrote in to affirm what he called the “strong message.” Mark Frandsen is a CEO, a former Fortune 500 CMO in the foods industry, and a university board member who lives in Portland, Oregon. A long-term reader of this newsletter, Frandsen offered a spec...
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The Tucker Innovation Model
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Seven Driving Forces to Improve Customer Experience
1. Make Value Your Driving Force In the digital age, one thing is clear: the power of the customer will continue to increase. To win and keep customers in the face of fast-changing customer requirements, companies must continue to adapt their value propositions (the combination of your quality, service, and price). Excellent service is no longer...
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The Importance of Seeing it Coming
In my travels this year, the one comment I'm hearing is "we just didn't see it coming." The grocery industry didn't see it coming when Amazon suddenly jumped into their industry and 25 billion in market cap got erased overnight. An insurance company in California didn't see it coming when the effects of climate change fueled a raging wildfire th...
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The Importance of Seeing it Coming
In my travels this year, the one comment I'm hearing is "we just didn't see it coming."; The grocery industry didn't see it coming when Amazon suddenly jumped into their industry and 25 billion in market cap got erased overnight. An insurance company in California didn't see it coming when the effects of climate change fueled a raging wild...
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Seven Trends Driving The Future of Innovation
Kraft Heinz' stock is down 50 percent over the past 12 months, turnover in the executive ranks has increased, and the company's inability to keep pace with changing consumer tastes is largely to blame. In an earnings call with investors, Kraft Heinz CEO Miguel Patricio observed that "we've been too focused on the present, and literally on firefi...
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What I Learned on Summer Vacation
I used to think summer vacations should be a time to not think. Turn off the brain, tune out and drop off the map was the idea. Read a mystery novel or biography. Take a dip in a different pool. And above all, don't follow the news cycle or get tethered to the goings on back at the office. Some of this I still believe (like disconnecting from th...
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13 Guidelines for Navigating the New Decade Ahead
In 2009,after a speech at the St. Petersburg International Economic Summit (Russia's Davos),I wandered into a panel discussion on the topic of trade wars, led byNew York Timescolumnist Thomas Friedman. Mythought was: "why this topic?"; Trade wars were not on most people's radar, certainly not mine.But the question is: should they have been? I...
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Seven Brainstorming Techniques for Your Next Ideation Session
Over the years, I've seen a lot of innovation tools come and go. They get introduced with great fanfare at conferences. Perhaps a high-profile company or two starts touting the tool. Case studies get written up, and then comes the inevitable book. More often than not that’s where it ends. The tool fades away. Nothing more is heard. But bra...
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