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Mar 17, 2020

A Case of Mistaken Identity

No, Every Company Is Not a Tech Company By Hannah Landers What do a coworking space, a dog-walking service, vitamin delivery subscriptions, a ridesharing service, and a fast-casual, salad-slinging restaurant […]

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Feb 24, 2020

Don’t Chicken Out

Following Brand Purpose Off the Beaten Path to Fast-Food Success By Hannah Landers The paradigm of American fast-food success is symbolized by the “Golden Arches.” Ubiquitous across large metropolises and […]

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Feb 4, 2020

First The Bubble, Then The Burst

By Kenly Craighill In a suburban Los Angeles garage, Chris Robinson stands uncomfortably, his arms not quite covering the text on his white t-shirt: “BANKRUPT BY BEANIE BABIES.” “This is […]

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Dec 24, 2019

More than a Pretty (Inter)Face

earch for “dating” on Google, and the results are not surprising. Matchmaking and speed dating appear, but also endless lists of the “10 best dating apps for…” matched with some qualifier, ranging from specific professions to broad demographics. Countless singles have tried or found love, on at least one dating app since their inception.

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Dec 18, 2019

Perversion of Values

When Company Culture is Weaponized Against Employees By Hannah Landers Thoughtful. Customer-obsessed. Iterative. Powerful. Accessible. In it together. This list of adjectives conjures a workplace of camaraderie and shared responsibility—one […]

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Nov 19, 2019

Deadlier Than Cyanide

Johnson & Johnson’s Response to the Opioid Crisis By Hannah Landers “No more tears.” For more than half a century, Johnson & Johnson has made this promise to families across […]

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Nov 6, 2019

Serving Up More Than Chicken Sandwiches

How servant leadership empowers organizations to embrace their purpose and move brands forward. By Rachel Fox It billed itself as “the discount airline.” Air Southwest Co.—now known as Southwest Airlines—launched […]

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Sep 27, 2019

Caught at a Customer Crossroads

Keeping on a Steady Path Amidst Confounding Customer Demands By Hannah Landers Controversy started with a headline: “TRUMP URGES UNITY VS. RACISM.” In its August 14, 2019 edition, The New York […]

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Sep 20, 2019

Picturing Politics

By Kenly Craighill That the American voter is rational—critically evaluating the policies and promises of each candidate—is an idealist’s fantasy. The mass electorate is neither informed nor rational: most voters […]

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Aug 21, 2019

Don’t Make Them Search

How to ensure your brand stands out in a sea of sameness By Rachel Fox For children who grew up in the 1980s and 1990s, meticulously combing through dizzying puzzle […]

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