brand-as-business bit:   OPEN Forum just published my latest column, 5Lessons from NBC’s ‘The Voice’ on How to Differentiate Your Brand. In addition to providing insights on differentiation, the blind auditions on ‘The Voice’ conveyed some other important marketing lessons: start strong – A single strong starting note was sometimes enough to make an impression on the […]

Change happens.  That’s not just a bumper sticker slogan; it’s the state of business today.  Mastering change requires new ways of thinking, talking about, and doing business. I believe the leading companies in 2011 and beyond will distinguish themselves by embracing these five ideas: […]