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 [...]

17 02, 2017

Wherefore Art Though, Middle Man?

By |2017-02-17T11:14:08+00:00February 17th, 2017|Innovation, Strategy|0 Comments

With technology and customer experience advancements, married with further capabilities in Artificial Intelligence, the “middle man” – or Broker – will soon take on the same role as the Shakespearean language – longingly outdated. Call it what you may, but we are entering a period of Disintermediation – where the middle man that has held [...]

19 01, 2017

A View to 2017 and Beyond

By |2017-01-27T12:17:02+00:00January 19th, 2017|Innovation, Strategy, Research|1 Comment

Transforming Our World With the new year and the 50th anniversary of CES behind us, we have published our projections looking at the continual technological impact on everyday lives around the world. Broken down into three sections – Audience and Media, Technology and Innovation, and Industry Advancements – we have taken a broad view [...]

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 [...]

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