Companies are rendered irrelevant by their scarcity of new thinking not the introduction of new technologies. They stop asking two crucial questions: What else can we do to enhance the customer experience, and what’s next [...]
What would be different in your operation if you could experience a 170 percent in engagement, a 294 percent increase in innovation, and a 221 percent increase in results? Would that give you a leg [...]
Forty-plus year old rock bands have something in common with forty-plus year old technology companies – it is easy to assume that their best days are behind them. Don’t let age, past success, or media’s [...]
Think globally. Act locally. The phrase entered the zeitgeist decades ago as a call for individuals and communities to consider the long-term impact of their actions on the environment. It has since evolved into use [...]
The genuine desire to increase the number of middle class jobs may be one of the only pieces of common ground on the American political landscape. The actual definition of “middle class” varies based on [...]
Building a business that lasts is the exception rather than the rule. Fifty percent of start-ups fail within the first five years. That number drops the longer you stay open, but even then, building a [...]
Didn't make it to the Summit? Find out a few of the ideas you missed. Were you there? Here a a few key ideas to remember.
Depending on your preferred quote, the truth will make you miserable, make you mad, and set you free … but not until it is finished with you. I take no comfort in contradicting James Garfield, [...]
What is one thing you wish you had done sooner in your business? The Five Friends share their ideas.
Your business will probably not last forever. Fifty percent of start-up businesses fail within the first five years. The average lifespan of a Fortune 500 company is only 40 to 50 years. S&P 500 companies [...]
What companies are getting it wrong today? More important, what can you learn from them? The Five Friends share their ideas.
How do you add more value for your customers? The Five Friends share insights you can use today.
Old-school, non-tech companies in every industry are wondering if they should reinvent themselves as technology companies. Conference presentations and business articles are telling them that there is no other choice considering the pervasive, disruptive presence [...]
Taxi companies have been knocked down by ride sharing companies wielding technology and ease that customers adore. To paraphrase Mark Twain, however, the death of taxi cabs and taxi companies has been greatly exaggerated. Across [...]
Attracting new business doesn't stop even when you are short on funds. The Five Friends share insights on how to keep generating business without a huge financial investment. [...]