November 15th, 2012  |  Published in Act, Revenues

Revenue Leads to Growth—Where Is Yours?

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers.The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

Previously posted @ Latin Business Today

Understanding why revenue is critical and how to grow it are vital to small business health

 

The next building block of a successful small business is revenue; specifically, how best to establish a robust business model that generates profitable income. Understanding why revenue is critical to success is not hard: quite simply, without it, everything else is for nothing.

 
 
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August 15th, 2012  |  Published in Act, Holistic, Personal, Reason, Relationships, Reputation, Resilience, Revenues, Rouser, Think

Leading in Turbulent Times. Where is the full picture?

 

Luis Gallardo, Author of Brands & Rousers. The Holistic System to Foster High-Performing Businesses, Brands and Careers.

 

 

There are two things we can say for certain about the future: it will be different, and it will surprise. Given the competitiveness of global and local markets, the pace of change in business and the sudden emergence of unprecedented challenges and opportunities, there is an overriding need for leadership that is flexible, capable, and dynamic. If there is one lesson for organizations from the events of the late 20th Century and the first decade of the 21st it is this: it is not simply what we know that matters, but how we react to what we do not know.

 
 
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May 16th, 2012  |  Published in Relationships, Revenues, Uncategorized

The new rules of strategic relational engagement

Nadine B. Hack, named one of 100 Top Thought Leaders on Trustworthy Business Behavior, is Executive-in-Residence at IMD in Lausanne, Switzerland, and President and CEO of beCause Global Consulting based out of New York, USA.  She has advised The Coca-Cola Company, Omnicom Group, Unilever and other Fortune 500 companies on rethinking stakeholder engagement.  Follow Ms. Hack on Twitter @nadinehack and at http://blog.beCause.net.

 

This article details my concept of “Strategic Relational Engagement (SRE).”  By developing productive rapport with internal and external stakeholders, a company increases its bottom-line and its strategic impact, while often heightening its status as a good corporate citizen.

 

 

 
 
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March 7th, 2012  |  Published in Reason, Reputation, Revenues

McDonald’s Sign Going Green, Or I Will not Eat Green Eggs and Ham.

Phil Granof, Founder and CEO of Protobrand

 

I am not without sin when it comes to hamburgers. I don’t care if they are good for me, or for the cows, or for the environment. (Ok, I care a little bit, and I exercise four times a week.) I’ll even let my kids have a McDonald’s hamburger once in a while, and honest to goodness, they look happy when eating happy meals. Go figure.

 

I am not without sin when it comes to living green. I drive a german automobile that gets 16 mpg in the city, and I have a gas powered leaf blower that could clear out a freshly filled grave. (For the record, I have purchased a carbon offset for my bad deeds, and I don’t disturb the recently departed.) Honest to goodness, I’m happy when I drive my car, and especially when I use my satanic leaf blower. Go figure.

 
 
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May 31st, 2011  |  Published in Insights & ideas, Revenues

“Alarmingly many companies do not have a coherent view of their Value Proposition”

 

Seán Meehan has just published the book “Beyond the familiar”, where he offers a practical framework to help companies achieve long-term organic profit growth. He is an expert on Marketing, Management and Innovation. He has been interviewed by Thap. Read what he told us!


Thap: Relevance vs. Differentiation, reading your new book “Beyond the familiar” it seems to be a key topic not properly solved in many companies.


Seán Meehan: Beyond the Familiar has been called a kind of follow on to “Simply Better: Creating customer value by delivering what matters most” (Barwise and Meehan, 2004) which set our stall on the topic of differentiation, best summarized by the following statement:

 
 
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