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Asking Your Customers For Help

by Hank Barnes  |  August 15, 2017

Tech providers need constantly learn and adapt.   Markets are in a constant state of evolution.  Customers don't stand still either, with changing priorities, personnel, and plans.    We operate...

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How Marketers Can Gain Insight Through Mobile Marketing

by Jennifer Polk  |  November 15, 2013

What started as a highly visual image sent to my phone via rich-media messaging (RMM) was actually the beginning of a brief study conducted by Starbucks’ to determine peoples’ favorite...

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Luck, Serendipity, and the Contextual Strategist

by Mike Rollings  |  December 27, 2011

Recently, @davegray @tetradian @nickmalik and I (@mikerollings) had a brief twitter exchange about the role of luck in strategy. What is luck anyway? Isn't it just a happy accident, an...

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i-i-i is about Focusing on the Individual and Not Yourself

by Mike Rollings  |  November 21, 2011

The “i" generation – not quite the selfish focused gang that was recently called out in the UK by its Chief Rabbi and noted by c|net’s Chris Matyszczyk. Like prior...

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Fight inertia and resurrect entrepreneurs

by Mike Rollings  |  July 18, 2011

All organizations at some time in their history have experimented, gained knowledge, and operationalized it – experimentation is synonymous with entrepreneurialism. Entrepreneurs test many theories as they launch an idea....

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Replacing Taylorism as our Management Doctrine

by Mike Rollings  |  April 18, 2011

Over the last 239 years, organizations have been applying hierarchy, and top-down command-oriented management. This mindset erupted with the dawn of the steam engine in 1771, and in the late...

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Watson: Impressive Finding not Thinking

by Mike Rollings  |  February 14, 2011

National Public Radio (NPR) seems to wake my imagination.  This morning they had a story about IBM’s Watson. Watson is IBM’s computer that is squaring off against two Jeopardy champions...

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Uncertainty is the key that opens a closed mind

by Mike Rollings  |  August 23, 2010

Two weeks ago I wrote that organizations must Invest in the new secret weapon: Humans to unleash innovation, hypothesis generation, investigation, imagination, initiative, and calculated risk taking.  Part of this...

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Invest in the new secret weapon: Humans

by Mike Rollings  |  August 9, 2010

A real return to prosperity and long-term growth will require a rebirth of business based on new rules for a new era. The interplay between social, cultural, and economic transformation...

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Applying Simple Rules without End

by Mike Rollings  |  July 8, 2010

Bottomless wonders spring from simple rules… which are repeated without end.  Benoit Mandelbrot I picked up this quote from a recent presentation by Benoit Mandelbrot.  Mandelbrot, of course, is...

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