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1920s vs. 2020s – A Happy 100 Years to These Brands

Brands come and go, some as ephemeral and fleeting as a quickly-glimpsed subway ad, others as durable and long-lasting as the classic Coca-Cola logo. What was once the height of fashion can quickly fall to the discount-rack of abandonment. But there are some brands that have an enduring ability to resonate with us, an atemporality […]

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Looking Back in Time: the 1920s vs. the 2020s

The end of a decade inevitably elicits a thoughtful analysis of the previous 10 years. What were the defining cultural phenomena of the decade? What inventions have helped us evolve? How should we view ourselves as a society now? While every decade has its remarkable facets, some decades are characterized by more noteworthy milestones, breakthroughs […]

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Remote Working as a Cultural Phenomenon

Remote working is now an established cultural phenomenon. From a societal and organizational point of view, a successful remote working policy must be a cultural imperative at an organization, with an intentionality behind it that strives to mitigate factors that weaken remote-worker success, such as poor communication, a sense of detachment from the organization, inadequate […]

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Hannover Messe – Branding at the World’s Largest Industrial Conference

The  Hannover Messe conference in Germany is the world’s premier event dedicated to industrial products and services. Think Siemens and its transportation systems, larger-than-life robots, machines that make machines and industrial internet platforms. Some quick facts: the annual 5-day event is held in Hannover, Germany, with over 215,000 visitors and 6,000 exhibitors. Filling nearly 30 […]

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Building and Sustaining A Culture of Innovation

Success Requires Innovation Success in business requires finding ways to do something new, better, faster or more efficiently than others. Success requires innovation. But it’s a catch-22: as success drives growth, the startup culture that provides such fertile ground for new ideas begins to adopt the rigid structures and processes that help larger organizations manage […]

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Why Your Brand Must Drive Innovation

Branding is of course far more than applying a badge or emblem on an organization. As we assert in our Shared Purpose perspective, the overall goal is at once simple and ambitious: to “engage employees and drive customer preference.” Your brand ultimately represents both the vision and the strategic position that you seek to convey […]

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