five-hour-workday-book

– the book:  The Five Hour Workday: Live Differently, Unlock Productivity, and Find Happiness – the brain:  Stephan Aarstol, the CEO and founder of Tower Paddle Boards.  You might have seen Stephan on Shark Tank a few years ago.  Although his pitch was considered a major screw-up by many (thanks to a computer glitch), he ended […]

This retail customer experience video audit and analysis takes you inside H-E-B, named The Best Grocery Store in America by Epicurious Magazine and #2 retailer in the Temkin Group’s 2016 Experience Ratings (beating out Amazon and Chick-fil-A). related Brand Experience Briefs: Central Market Boston Marathon Adidas Runbase Whole Foods Detroit transcript: Which grocery store chain was named The […]

technology-enabled service

Marketing automation. Real-time analytics. Chat bots.  New technologies like these have created some tremendous capabilities in marketing, customer service, and the customer experience. But as I was reminded by several posts this past month, we must not become so enamored with technology-enabled service that we forget our first love must be our customers. We shouldn’t rely […]

brand power

A couple of weeks ago I started a blog post series on how to scale-up your brand.  Today I’m going to discuss five critical dimensions of brand power.  These dimensions indicate the strength of your brand to establish and maintain competitive advantage, command a price premium, and win customers’ loyalty.  They provide a simple way […]