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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…

Is Customer Centricity Really The Answer? Stan Phelps Says Not (MDE249)

Minter Dialogue with Stan Phelps Stan Phelps is a keynote speaker, Workshop Facilitator at PurpleGoldfish, and best-selling author (Purple Goldfish). He’s also a Forbes Contributor, faculty member on ANA’s School of Marketing and serves as an adjunct instructor at Rutgers Business School. Last but not least, Stan’s an IBM Futurist. In this conversation, Stan and…

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How Best to Handle A Crisis – Erik Bernstein Talks Crisis Management (MDE194)

Minter Dialogue with Erik Bernstein This interview is with Erik Bernstein, Vice President at Bernstein Crisis Management. Working alongside his father, the renowned Jonathan Bernstein, the publisher of Crisis Manager and author of Keeping the Wolves at Bay, Erik has has been working on crisis management since 2009 through the massive changes brought about by…

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…