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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…

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How to futureproof your business with Caleb Storkey (MDE243)

Minter Dialogue with Caleb Storkey Caleb Storkey is co-author with me of our upcoming book, Futureproof, How to get your business ready for the next disruption. In this preview chat, we discuss what are the key points and learnings we’ve had so far. In particular, we dig in on how our network has been reacting to the…

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The Building of a Beautiful British Luxury Brand – The Bremont Story

I attended a delightful breakfast session, at Hay Hill Mayfair hosted by LikeMinds' Drew Ellis, featuring Giles English, co-founder of the British luxury watch brand, Bremont. Started in 2002, the mission of the company is to bring back high-end watchmaking to Britain. In 1800, "half of the watches sold in the world were made in Britain." Then, little…

The Strongest Reason Why CEO’s Need Purpose For Their Business

I have long been hammering on about why businesses with purpose -- with a more profound why -- will tend to win out over the long-term versus those without. With a solid northerly setting, decision-making automatically becomes easier. Time allocation becomes more obvious. Employees are motivated to go beyond the call of duty because of the mission. Stakeholders…

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Money and Meaningfulness – Are They Compatible?

These are interesting days, any way you cut it. Whether it's the latest new tech innovations, magnificent astronomical discoveries, an ever-present terrorist threat, looming election fever in multiple countries or the fear of a financial bubble bursting, everywhere one looks it seems there is excitement and engagement pitted against uncertainty and fear. For today's graduates with career aspirations and life ambitions,…

Mindset and Marketing trends 2016 – What To Watch Out For

Last week, I published the first section of the business trends predictions for 2016, focusing on the new technology trends. This week, I present the other two sections, looking at the trends for marketing and in terms of mindset. The truth is that, if organizations are to take advantage of these trends, it must come with the…

Significant bakeries – How to turn your SMB into a significant enterprise

Branding is everyone's responsibility When I am talking about branding with smaller company (SMB) leaders, I often find the interest level in their own brand to be, at best, primitive. I hear statements such as: Branding is not relevant for my size of business; I have too many other things to do; or I already…