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Happy Thanksgiving, y’all!

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October Quotable

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“Authentic brands don’t emerge from marketing cubicles or advertising agencies. They emanate from everything the company does…” ― Howard Schultz, Pour Your Heart Into It: How Starbucks Built a Company One Cup at a Time “Everything the company does.” Your approach to meetings. Your training process. Your packaging. Your office decor. Your hiring. Your conversations. […]






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November Kickstart Post

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The opening of the TED description of this video says the following: One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect. As a novelist, she was struck by this metaphor: Have our lives now become fixated on the drive to digitally connect, while we miss out on what’s […]






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October Quotable

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“Cause-related marketing as we know it, is dead. It is no longer enough to slap a ribbon on a product. Americans seek deeper involvement in social issues and expect brands and companies to provide various means of engagement” ~ Carol Cone Carol Cone “is a requested expert around the globe on CSR, cause branding and corporate […]






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Kickstart Your October

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From Michael Porter’s TED bio: Michael E. Porter wrote the books on modern competitive strategy for business. Now he is thinking deeply about the intersection between society and corporate interests. We’re heading into “Pink” season, where breast cancer awareness ribbons and pink items are everywhere you turn. So, I’m going to do a bit of […]






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September Quotable

“Don’t be fooled by the calendar. There are only as many days in the year as you make use of. One man gets only a week’s value out of a year while another man gets a full year’s value out of a week.”    ~ Charles Richards We’re well into Fall schedules by now and […]






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Kickstart Your September

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This interesting talk by Philip Zimbardo may leave you with more questions about practical applications than it answers, but it does present an intriguing way to look at something we deal with every day – time.   Apply it: Differences between the children who waited for the double marshmallow treat and those who didn’t were […]






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Kickstarts: On Formula 1 Racing…and Babies

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Peter van Manen is Managing Director of McLaren Electronics, which provides electronics and data collection software to motorsports events. In this TED talk, he explains how racing technology can be used in a completely different field to save lives. Apply it: At the most basic level, what does your organization do well (what core strengths […]






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