Big, Bad Decisions from Great Companies

By | October 19th, 2017|Leadership|

Big, Bad Decisions from Great Companies “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.” - Thomas Edison If only every business had the freedom to try 10,000 ways that didn’t work. In corporate strategy, one wrong turn can be the last turn. Whether it be circumstances that are outside your control [...]

StrategyBlocks named Finalist and made the shortlist!

By | October 19th, 2017|Awards|

StrategyBlocks named Finalist and made the shortlist! We are pleased to announce that StrategyBlocks has been named a Finalist in the Best use of Technology in the Employee Engagement category of the 2017 Engage Awards! In addition, StrategyBlocks has been shortlisted for the UK IT Industry Awards in the Technology Excellence category for Business IT [...]

Winning the Agile Marketing Race

By | October 17th, 2017|Strategy planning|

Winning the Agile Marketing Race Agile is a guiding principle for many organizations, especially within the marketing function. As I recently discussed on M&M Global, today’s marketers are slowly embracing the mindset, realizing that long-term marketing goals can only be supported through a series of sprints rather than a marathon. So, why the change of [...]

Spotlight on Strategy: Get to Know Simon Lawrence

By | October 12th, 2017|Leadership|

Spotlight on Strategy: Get to Know Simon Lawrence As part of our spotlight series, we are getting to know Simon Lawrence, our UK-based Director. Simon’s background is in data and analytics and now supports our EMEA customers as well as helping shape our product development strategy. In this Q&A, we delved into Simon’s background and [...]

Jenna Lyons’ Stylish – and Strategic – Send-off

By | October 4th, 2017|Leadership|

Jenna Lyons’ Stylish -and Strategic- Send-off It’s that time again when the air gets crisp and cool and the school year rears its demanding head. New supplies and new clothes fill drawers and closets. One popular retailer comes to mind as a go-to for sophisticated, functional back-to-school style. Although this famous American retailer survived the [...]

6 Steps to Building a Business Around Your Passion

By | September 28th, 2017|Strategy planning|

6 Steps to Building a Business Around Your Passion Designed to protect us from danger in our lives, we tend to let fear hold us back for various reasons. We decide to stay safe, enjoying the comfort and stability that is known to us. There are millions of people in the world with fantastic ideas, [...]

The Role of Competitive Analysis

By | September 26th, 2017|Strategy planning|

The Role of Competitive Analysis “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” —Napoleon Bonaparte   Many might consider Napoleon Bonaparte to be a strategic genius. So, we will take his words to heart. Your competitor could be making a mistake at this very moment -- or it could be you who is [...]

Data: The Wind in Your Company’s Sails

By | September 21st, 2017|Strategic management solutions|

Data: The Wind in Your Company’s Sails Consumers have access to data about themselves now more than ever before. Consider how the Fitbit - or most any other fitness tracker - allows consumers to monitor their weight, how many steps they take in a day, their heart rate and more. This data inspires and motivates [...]

Defining Your Company Culture, Hogwarts Style

By | September 19th, 2017|Leadership|

Defining Your Company Culture, Hogwarts Style   It’s time to get your company culture sorted: Hogwarts style. No, this isn’t a Buzzfeed quiz; it’s a look into the kind of working environment your company fosters. Company culture defines your organization; it is your corporate personality. Not only will it dictate the environment your employees work [...]

Diversity in the Workplace: Overcoming the Analysis Paralysis

By | September 12th, 2017|Leadership, Strategy planning|

Diversity in the Workplace: Overcoming the Analysis Paralysis Corporate diversity is always a hot topic, regardless of industry. As I recently discussed on M&M Global, the creative world took its turn in the hot seat at the annual Cannes Lions conference earlier this summer. A major theme of the event, creatives are well aware of [...]