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Jonathan Tavss is a global leader in marrying storytelling, business strategy, consumer insight and technology to ideate, manage and launch solutions that truly deliver.
31 07, 2017

Workforce and AI – No Cause for Alarm

By |2017-08-08T19:47:22+00:00July 31st, 2017|Innovation, Strategy|0 Comments

Perhaps the top buzzword dujour is AI, or Artificial Intelligence. The way people talk about AI’s advances, there is a wonderment about how it will replace humans in the workforce, leading executives to really struggle with preparing for a future where we don’t know if our workforce will be an expense under CapEx or [...]

20 05, 2017

Do You Desire Good Work?

By |2017-05-20T12:51:47+00:00May 20th, 2017|Strategy|0 Comments

The RSA (Royal Society for the encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) is currently deep into discourse in association with the UK Government into what Good work means - inclusive of a #GoodWorkIs campaign, and more - to find what would improve the work environment in the British economy. Much of the argument revolves around [...]

15 03, 2017

Loyalty is just a game

By |2017-03-16T14:54:47+00:00March 15th, 2017|Strategy|0 Comments

In a world where we chant the values found in the convergence of big data, technology and loyalty, it is surprising how few companies manage to do it right. While most large retailers and food chains have mobile apps, CRM infrastructure (of some kind) and loyalty programs, we still seem to be marooned on [...]

28 02, 2017

Thought Leadership is Backwards

By |2017-03-01T12:30:05+00:00February 28th, 2017|Strategy|0 Comments

Included in most packages that a communications firm will propose to a fledgling company - or internal teams will work to deliver within larger organizations - is the positioning of founders, CEOs, Presidents and senior executives as thought leaders. This is done through booking individuals as panelists, moderators, keynote speakers, promoted blogs or guest [...]

9 01, 2017

Technology Makes Us Transform Or Die

By |2017-04-24T20:41:08+00:00January 9th, 2017|Innovation|0 Comments

It was only fitting to celebrate 50 years of the Consumer Electronics Show with a sampling of some of the best-of products over the years amidst this year's showcase of the most innovative products for 2017. Many of the products in the 50th Anniversary cases are now obsolete collector's items and a number of [...]

30 11, 2016

3 Steps To Strength In A Gig Economy

By |2016-11-30T11:59:29+00:00November 30th, 2016|Strategy|0 Comments

So, it seems the writing is on the wall... While we've seen the trend where having employees not really be employees by being embedded by vendors or contractors warming office seats daily and filling Full Time Employee responsibilities on behalf of the companies for a number of years, the act of employing, but not really employing people is coming [...]

18 11, 2016

Own Up To Your Outliers

By |2016-11-19T10:55:46+00:00November 18th, 2016|Strategy|0 Comments

What a year 2016 has been - and we've still got some time left to see what comes up! Two of this year's major events have been Brexit and the US Presidential Election, and both of them highlighted the importance of the outlier. Don't take this as another opportunity to blow off "outlier" information [...]

3 08, 2016

You Are Never Alone – Please Don’t Act Like You Are

By |2016-10-24T13:40:38+00:00August 3rd, 2016|Strategy|0 Comments

Over the recent years, I've had the fortune of hearing numerous pitches and presentations. Some as a potential client. Some as an advisor/mentor. And some as just a friend. The sad common denominator in a large percentage of these presentations is the lack of a marketplace audit. Invariably, the listed comparables are behemoth entities that [...]

7 07, 2016

An Environment For Happy Accidents In Business

By |2016-10-19T01:16:24+00:00July 7th, 2016|Innovation|0 Comments

In the creative arts, the unexpected is pretty much the norm. Accidents are not always bad - they usually are more likely to be good and bring the artist to another level. Many fans relish/remember the mess-ups during shows more than the perfectly presented shows (e.g. Saturday Night Live when actors break character, Radiohead when [...]

12 04, 2016

Do You Disrupt Or Sustain?

By |2016-10-19T01:22:05+00:00April 12th, 2016|Innovation|0 Comments

So, maybe it is a trick question... Or, the context isn't clear. Either way, the question itself exemplifies the stumbling block for all who seek to innovate. In the past handful of years, Innovation has become as overused as Strategist before it. While there used to be a sense of awe or wonder for those [...]