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The strategic stuff that lets you create true advantage — from business models, AND market definition, AND Value Propositions, AND Go-To-Market strategies, AND market defense plays, AND pricing models — to win in the marketplace.

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Watching HP Board Situation is Like Watching a Slow Bleed-Out

The New York Times Saturday quotes Patrick McGurn, special counsel for Institutional Shareholder Services (ISS), who states that “shareholder efforts to remove directors in uncontested elections rarely succeed or come close, even in egregious circumstances.” In 2012, there were elections for 17,081 director nominees at U.S. corporations. According to ISS, just 61 of those nominees  More

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Google@Authors Talk

The most simple truths have deep implications. Today, the average person has access to information that, 20 years ago, only the richest billionaire did. I remember when as an analyst at Apple doing pricing and market research work, my job was to read the ($500K/year subscription) Gartner and IDC reports and get the nuggets out  More

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The Economics of Generosity

One of the most powerful talks this last week at TED centers on adapting to a new era, the Social Era. Amanda Palmer has been a disruption in the music industry for some time. (By sheer coincidence, I was sitting at the conference next to some senior executives in the music industry and got to  More

Workshop Setting

Designing Workshop & Seeking Your Advice…

I wonder if I can ask for your advice on something? Over the last few months, I’ve been asked to do more workshops and I could use your advice on designing a format and structure that would work best. While a speaker’s job is to passionately share their ideas, workshops are about applying ideas in  More

Power: it does not define you. You get to define it

Are You Giving Up Power?

When I spoke at Fortune’s Most Powerful Women’s Summit,  the first question asked in the room was this: “Doesn’t this Mean I am Giving up Power?” And I loved it. This is what women do: we dive into the heart of an issue so we can deal with directly. Just as surely as social boosts  More