Phillip Ullmann Cordant Group

Converting From a Commercial to a Social Enterprise, A Real Life Case with Phillip Ullmann at Cordant Group (MDE255)

Minter Dialogue with Phillip Ullmann Phillip Ullmann is the Chief Energiser (CEO) of Cordant Group, a £850MM family-owned international company offering integrated services including recruitment, security, cleaning and technical electrical services. In this interview, we discuss how Phillip has led the company from a commercial company to a social enterprise, bringing along his co-shareholders, board of…

whole foods

How To Analyze Amazon’s Acquisition of Whole Foods – Check Their Missionary Position

Will Amazon transform Whole Foods or vice versa? As this WSJ article posits, so far the impact seems to be the former. Naturally, the whole reason Whole Foods had to be acquired was because they were lacking in the results department. It will indeed be interesting to see how (and why) Whole Foods will adjust…

champion of ethics

If Your Company Wants To Be A Media Company, It Needs This Position Urgently

Have you noticed recently how many companies and leaders have been caught out for having a poor culture, bad ethics and/or a questionable leadership style? Headline companies (and CEO) over the last few years have included (but not limited to): Sony Pictures (Amy Pascal), Uber (Travis Kalanick), Wells Fargo (John Stumpf), Volkswagen (Martin Winterkorn), Sports Direct…

andy abramson

Thinking outside the box and the power of asymmetrical leadership and marketing with Andy Abramson (MDE241)

Minter Dialogue with Andy Abramson Andy Abramson is CEO and founder of Comunicano, Inc., a strategic communications agency. He is also co-founder of Velocity Growth Inc, a strategic development and social markets services company. Andy’s a contributing writer to MoneyInc and an acknowledged influencer in all things Voice over Internet Protocol (VOIP). Beyond that, Andy is…

Authenticity mindset

Can Any Brand Be Authentic? How Does A Company Culture Become Authentic?

Many are the brand consultants, agencies and marketing articles that talk about the importance of a brand's authenticity. Why is authenticity so à la mode, you might ask? I put it down to three factors: Marketing (as a function) and advertising (as a practice) have tarnished and untrustworthy reputations. The Internet has enabled a greater…

alan stevens

How To Craft And Get Reach With Your Message With Alan Stevens (MDE234)

Minter Dialogue with Alan Stevens Alan Stevens is known as THE Media Coach. He’s a reputation specialist, journalist, PR expert, speaker and author. In this podcast, Alan and I discuss the art of storytelling in this frenetic world and the challenge of getting your message out. We look at the lessons to be learned from the…