07 Jan 2014

A few years ago I heard Nido Qubein, the CEO of Great Harvest Bread speak about business strategy. Near the end of his talk he promised us one tidbit that was the key to building such a massively successful company. As the audience listened attentively he revealed the secret…

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03 Oct 2013

What do you think of when you think “brand”? Too often we misuse the term brand and branding. Ask around. Ask your coworkers. How did they define your company’s brand? There is always a lot of confusion as to what a brand is that it is easiest to begin…

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15 Aug 2013

I came across this quote the other day while doing some research for a post, and rather than write that post, I felt discussing this would be better, and perhaps even more relevant. It is easy in business and life to get caught up in the frantic pace of…

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22 Jul 2013

Almost everyone is engaged in some type of competition, whether it is an athletic competition or simply a ‘may the best man win’ competition.  Regardless of what type of competition you are in, it is important to keep an eye on the competitor.  During these times, learning as much…

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