Posts filed under ‘strategic planning’

From business plan to business model.

“No business plan survives its first contact with customers.” – Steve Blank

Want to learn more? Here’s an explanation of the business model canvas by Alex Osterwalder.

April 23, 2014 at 9:39 am Leave a comment

What can TED talks teach business?

Maybe companies can build their brands by “sharing” them with others. http://ow.ly/eZCZ6

November 3, 2012 at 7:52 am Leave a comment

Infographic: The CEO Gut

Or, the true value of instinct vs. market research…  (more…)

June 11, 2012 at 7:45 am Leave a comment

Forty percent of Americans live alone.

I saw an interesting piece on yesterday’s CBS Sunday Morning … “Live alone? You’re not alone.” It said that, “Roughly four out of ten households are single-person homes, in cities like Seattle (42 percent), San Francisco (39.7 percent), Denver (40.4 percent), and Cleveland (39.9 percent).”

“So who are these wonderful people? Well, one-third (34.5 percent) are 65 or over, and about half (48.3 percent) are between 35 and 64. And the women (17.2 million) outnumber the men (13.9 million).”

One of the people interviewed for the story called single people “indispensible.”

“They go out into the world like no one else does and spend time and money in bars and restaurants, in cafes, in gyms, in clubs,” he said. “They’re the ones who are most likely to go to public events – book readings, art classes, all kinds of public activities that give life to city streets.”

Interesting from many perspectives, but I see it as a marketer. How about you? How will this knowledge affect your marketing strategy?

May 21, 2012 at 8:38 am Leave a comment

Are you an entrepreneur?

Some are. Some aren’t. Are you?

Ken Sethney [marketing coach]

November 14, 2010 at 7:40 am Leave a comment

Are you working on a good idea?

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October 8, 2010 at 10:59 am Leave a comment

To win in emerging markets, move first.

from The Daily Stat | Harvard Business Review

The developing world’s two-billion-strong middle class will increase its annual spending from $6.9 trillion today to $20 trillion — twice current U.S. consumption — over the next decade, McKinsey research suggests. These consumers will give early winners a chance to gain lasting advantages, just as occurred when consumption first boomed in the developed world. In 17 product categories in the U.S., for example, McKinsey found that the 1925 market leader remained the top or number-two player for the rest of the century.

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August 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm Leave a comment

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