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When people ask me to define “brand,” I say, “A brand is what you do and how you do it.”  This might not be the most common definition of what a brand is, but the one I use because it’s shorthand for the business school definition of a brand:  a product or service’s value that […]

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Most people readily agree that self-help works for individuals, but does self-help work for business teams?  Consultants Al Cini and Mark Iorio say yes — emphatically. They are the founders of the Brand and Culture Alignment Toolkit (BCAT) and they’ve successfully taken more than 1500 participants in groups of all kinds and sizes through a […]

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Writing a book can be tedious and grueling at times.  Having written three books, I can attest that organizing all those ideas in your head and then conveying them in written word, 60,000+ words actually, is not for the faint of heart.  But one of the hardest parts of writing a book is choosing a […]

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How are brands such as Amazon, Facebook, Tesla, and Salesforce doing?  These brands were among those I had flagged last December as “Brands to Watch in 2018,” my most popular post of last year.  Given that a very eventful six months have passed, it seems appropriate to provide updates on how these “brands to watch” […]

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The audio book version of FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies is now available!  Now you can listen to stories, anecdotes, examples, and case studies about 59 organization and learn about how to achieve brand-culture fusion, the full integration and alignment of external brand identity and internal organizational culture.*  Here’s […]

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Early results from the Brand-Culture Fusion Assessment show that the workplace culture at many organizations isn’t aligned with their desired brand identities.  In other words, many companies aspire to be perceived a certain way, but the way they operate doesn’t support that aspiration. […]

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In my new book FUSION: How Integrating Brand and Culture Powers the World’s Greatest Companies, I explain that brand-culture fusion — the full integration and alignment of external brand identity and internal organizational culture — explains the success of the world’s greatest companies including the ones we’ve admired for years such as Southwest Airlines and […]


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