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May 29, 2019

“Do Not Pass Go”

“Conformity is…the enemy of growth.”

President John F. Kennedy wasn’t addressing business when he spoke these words, but they have more weight in today’s economy than ever. It’s been reported that America is currently undergoing a “Competition Crisis” — one that has made the economy less dynamic thanks to the dominance of major corporations. Monopolies are on the rise as mergers are happening more and more frequently, and that consolidation makes it increasingly difficult for smaller and younger firms to survive.

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May 7, 2019

Don’t Mail It In: Find Your Brand’s Perfect Partner

By Hannah Landers Well-read environmentalists can now wear their passion on their sleeves—literally. In a partnership with environmentally conscious retail brand Everlane, The New York Times has released an assortment […]

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Mar 21, 2019

Hitting the Sweet Spot: When to Get Your Story Straight

By Hannah Landers At the height of the early 2000s American cupcake craze, Crumbs Bake Shop appeared poised to take the cake. What began in 2003 as a joint venture […]

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Mar 13, 2019

Ignore the Outrage-ous Outsiders

By Dante Pannell “Thanks for nothing, AOC!” The Job Creators Network plastered that exclamation on a billboard immediately after Amazon cancelled their plans to build a second headquarters (HQ2) in […]

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Feb 21, 2019

The Best a Brand Can Get: The Bottom Line of Taking a Stand

By Rachel Fox How does a 120-year-old razor company change their narrative and compete with digitally-native brands who are gnawing away at the lion’s share of the millennial market? They […]

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Feb 14, 2019

Beyond the Branch

Retail Finance Finds New Ways to Drive Deposits By Mike Dea At the intersection of Philadelphia’s 17th and Walnut streets, there’s a café where people can find a cup of […]

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Feb 7, 2019

Seeking Scale? It’s About People, Not Process

By Julia Aspen New York City’s yellow cabs are a universal symbol of urban transportation. A person stepping to the curb, raising their hand, and hailing a taxi is an […]

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Jan 31, 2019

The Next Retail Chain to Fail? Your Local Supermarket

The Days of Picking Produce are Numbered   By Ed Lynes After more than a century of catering to affluent Manhattanites, Lord & Taylor closed its flagship store on Fifth […]

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Dec 12, 2018

The World’s Best-Managed Companies Have the Same CEO: Their Customers

By Kelly Sarabyn The Wall Street Journal recently released their Management Top 250: a ranking of the world’s best-managed companies across five vital metrics: customer satisfaction, employee engagement, innovation, social […]

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Dec 5, 2018

Bull not Bear: The Economy of Six-Second Brand Stories

By Zachary Vickers Every second counts in the battle for a customer’s attention. Although Internet users are consuming video at ever-increasing rates, 90 percent of people skip past “pre-rolls:” the […]

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