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The fundamental tensions which companies must manage well was the primary topic of a panel I spoke on last week.  We discussed H2OAudio, a company which makes waterproof cases, waterproof headphones/headsets, and waterproof armbands for iPods and MP3 players. […]

Earlier this week, I had the opportunity to speak at Dine America, the invitation-only conference for senior executives in foodservice, produced by QSR Magazine.  Insights from my session, The Price is Right (winning pricing strategies for QSRs) will be featured in an upcoming edition of my monthly column with the magazine. In the meantime, I […]

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Ever run or cycled into a headwind? You have to work a lot harder to make the same progress that normally comes a lot more easily. Conversely, running or riding with the wind at your back is a glorious feeling. On a recent ride, I had plenty of opportunity to consider how headwinds and tailwinds […]

MIT enterprise forum

The MIT Enterprise Forum is a great program for gleaning business insights from real, live case studies.  Every month a CEO of a local, up and coming, high tech company presents an executive overview of his/her business and introduces two current challenges they’re facing.  Then an expert panel of advisors gives their advice and feedback […]

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I’ve finally made it through all of the hours of Olympics coverage which I DVR’d because I had been unable to watch most of the Games live.  Since I already knew the result of many of the competitions, I was interested in watching mostly for the profiles of the athletes and stories behind and nuances […]

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This is one in a series of posts about brands have failed to live up to their potential — from Jonathan Salem Baskin, author of Branding Only Works on Cattle, the “dim bulb” blog, and Ad Age/CMO Strategy column.  […]