The Power of Being a Change Agent

The Power of Being a Change Agent

2016 has been quite the year. I surely don’t need to spell it out for you. Straddling London and New York, the US and Europe, I’ve watched events play out on two very different stages. And for the sake of keeping it neutral I’m not going to pontificate on what I think, I’ll leave that to the professionals.

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Design Matters

Design Matters

Like her or don’t like her, Martha Stewart did do a lot for the look of America’s home. She democratized design and helped usher in the era of the well-designed life. Target picked up the mantle, and there were so many others including but not limited to designer Philippe Starck, fashion retailer H&M and West Elm. Fast fashion, affordable home design, we’ve all become a better looking, and possibly a better feeling, culture.

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The Creatives are Running the Asylum

The Creatives are Running the Asylum

Coming out of the manufacturing era (of course we’re still in it, really), running a business was about process. And so were management styles. They would have to be, to get the job done. Today, with the advent of businesses focused on delivering less tangible assets and more intellectual platforms, that admittedly still need ‘things’ to work, business is having to reinvent it’s way of managing both processes and people.

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Fewer Bigger Better

Fewer Bigger Better

When I worked for Revlon fewer, bigger, better was the mantra the communications group used to help focus our programs. The legendary brand was in the midst of a turnaround and recognized that they really couldn’t do it all. I loved this concept because if you did it right - really right - you could conquer the world. What a dream. To be able to really only pursue the very best, delivering the best results.

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