Archive | Brand + Business + B2B Strategy

7.16

From Business Owner to CEO — Will You Make It?

There is a massive difference between being a business owner and being the CEO of your company. At some point, you have to make the transition, or your growth will stall.   The reality is, anyone can be a business owner. For years, that’s exactly what I was. I had a number of small businesses […]

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7.9

Marketing on a Mission

It’s no secret that a rock-solid mission is crucial to a business’s success. Every company needs guiding principles to drive it forward. An effective mission statement distills those principles into a single, unwavering focus. There are many companies, including ours, that use effective mission statements to convey and uphold their identity. But world-renowned outdoor brand […]

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uncertainty

Don’t Fear Chaos — Get Great by Choice

How do businesses become great by choice? Well, that’s a question for James Collins. Since penning his first book while teaching at the Stanford University School of Business, one question has dominated James Collins’ authorial career: How do companies thrive? With rigorous research and a healthy amount of skepticism for traditional wisdom, Collins has pursued […]

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4.30

Cisco Saves the Earth

Cisco Systems, more commonly referred to as “Cisco,” is a tech-industry giant. Put simply, they build the hardware and write the code that makes cloud computing a reality. There’s a high chance your business relies on Cisco in some capacity, whether it be for your Wi-Fi, firewalls, communications, or data analytics. As important as it […]

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11.06

Success Starts With Family

I get the honor of teaching thousands upon thousands of people each year — some at live trainings; some via webinars or podcasts; and others through this newsletter, my books, or guest postings on various websites. Without fail, I talk business, sales, or marketing. When speaking about the subjects I’m an expert on, I’ve been blessed […]

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