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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

Book Report: Where Good Ideas Come From

“A series of shared properties and patterns recur again and again in unusually fertile environments. I have distilled them down into seven patterns. The more we embrace these patterns – in our private work habits and hobbies, in our office

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Posted in Books, Everything, Leadership, Management, Math and Science

How to define and dominate your billion dollar category

For anything truly innovative and new, the category has to start from nothing and grow into something. [Mark Organ, formerly co-founder and CEO of Eloqua and now co-founder and CEO of Influitive, recently joined us to share his ideas about

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Posted in Marketing

Book Report: How We Got to Now

“This is a history worth telling, in part, because it allows us to see a world we generally take for granted with fresh eyes. Our lives are surrounded and supported by a whole class of objects that are enchanted with

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Posted in Books, Math and Science

Five words to supercharge your marketing communications

On more than one occasion I’ve gone through my company’s marketing material and completely eliminated particular words in favour of others: “flexible” is so bendy and wishy-washy, but “versatile” suggests something that can be put to use in many different and varied

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Posted in Advertising, Marketing

Choose your own adventure: prisoner or pioneer

“Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.” – Deepak Chopra My wife spent last week in San Francisco

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Posted in Leadership, Management

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