brand-as-business bit: What do you get when you bring together Human Resources, Marketing, and Ops people for an event featuring best-selling business book authors, a talent show, a community service project, and lots of stickers, beads, and trail mix?!  Summer Brand Camp, an annual “conference” for the restaurant industry staged by People Report / Black […]

(Three hundred industry leaders gathered at the Women’s Foodservice Forum Executive Summit last week in Phoenix.  The conference featured educational content from industry leaders and Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management faculty.  The caliber of the presentations was so high, I wanted to pass along some of the key learnings.  So beginning today and for […]

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I never tire of hearing Guy Kawasaki speak, so his recent address at the NRF’s INNOVATE 2011 Conference was a delight to attend. He demonstrated a spirit of service and humility as he offered the audience the option of hearing a couple different presentations — and then indulged our urgings and delivered both of them […]