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Book Report: Zone to Win

“Each zone has its own distinctive dynamics—one for revenue performance in the current year, one for productivity initiatives to foster and fuel that that performance, one for incubating future innovations, and one for taking such innovations to scale. Each zone

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Posted in Books, Leadership, Management

The Troll-Haunted World

It takes some pretty big news to jump ahead of an acquisition in terms of priority and urgency, so it was obvious that something significant was afoot. I presume by now that you’ve read, Trolled: How Sandvine wound up on the

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Posted in Everything, Leadership, Marketing

Competitive and Market Intelligence: Leadership, Strategy, and Innovation

“The military are excellent planners; the private sector are great at execution. There are strengths and limitations of both paradigms, and we can learn so much by talking to each other.” – Retired Maj. Gen. David Fraser At last night’s Communitech

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Posted in Leadership, Management

Technical Communications: Plain Language for Clear Communications

“One of the things that sets an organization up for failure is to assume that plain language happens after everything else is done; instead, think about it right at the beginning.” – Christa Ptatschek The most recent session of Communitech’s Technical Communications

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Posted in Everything

Competitive and Market Intelligence P2P: Achievement Unlocked

CI isn’t just about numbers, data, and information; it’s about having an opinion. Back in December 2015, two important and very connected things happened: Kitchener-Waterloo got a SCIP (Society of Competitive Intelligence Professionals) chapter, only the second in Canada That

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Posted in Marketing

Technical Communications: Documentation, UX, and Cohesive Brand Experiences

“You can have a very clean product, a very task-focused product, and people look at it and say ‘yeah, I get that, I know how to use it’, and they look at your docs and it’s a 400 page user

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Posted in Marketing

Technical Communications: Stories All the Way Down

“The fractal expansion of stories does not stop when we hit facts, but when we hit common stories based on common experience. Facts are just stories we agree on.” – Mark Baker Last night was the inaugural meeting of Communitech’s Technical

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Posted in Marketing

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