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So What Is Your Story?

I have found in working with creative projects and artists that is always best to start with the story.

Developing your narrative is one of the most important things you can do, but when I share this with most companies …

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U2’s Got Show

This band continues to define who they are and where they are going!

In working with Indie Artists and with Live Music Producer Tom Jackson, I am constantly reminded about the power of the show and why we need to …

Leadership and more

No Dissing On the Bus

One season, we ran a tour with two bands on a tour bus, living on the road together for a month at a time over 9 months. It is typical for folks to chide one another, and it can get …

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Broken Records, but Vinyl is Growing

I got an email recently from Burnside Distribution. Here’s what they said:

“Physical sales of CDs continue to decline; I doubt anyone will dispute this. Large chains and big box stores are reducing the amount of titles they carry and

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Web 2.0 and Servant Leadership

I have had several meetings with companies and organizations inquiring about the significance, if any, of Web 2.0 and how it applies to them. It has been very interesting that even some of those that are in the Gen F …

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Start with the End

Many business and entities automatically assume certain outcomes and modes of operations for their given business model because of what is considered the norm. However, buy stepping back and evaluating Revenue Model options from the beginning and working backwards leads …

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Do You Suffer From Techno-Ecstasy

Too many companies stay out of the internet. Others rush in with “techno-ecstasy,” often times at the press of employees and without any objective or strategy.

“Hey, look at this gizmo I found, let’s do this!” Whatever the latest marketing …

Marketing Conundrum
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Marketing – The Irony and Conundrum

Marketers have allowed themselves to get boxed into being the “promotional Flyer department.” The “touchy-feely” go-to group when it needs to look good. An article from Marketing Week describes how difficult it can be the get CEOs and CFOs to …

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Lead, Don’t Hunker Down

This is a time of opportunity, but it is not for the faint of heart. Is your organization competing in the market or is it competing internally? This last year three different organizations I was working with all had growth, …