Change the World 2019: Where Business Creates Virtuous Circles

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Description: You might not expect modern corporations to tackle an urgent problem of the 21st century by looking back to the 1950s. But that’s what one group of companies is doing with a new service called Loop, whose backers refer to its approach as “the milkman model.” Source: Fortune.com Date: Aug 19, 2019 Link: https://fortune.com/2019/08/19/change-the-world-circular-economy/ Questions… Read more »

15 Minutes to ‘Mayhem’: How a Tweet Led to a Shortage at Popeyes

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Description: The “chicken sandwich wars” with Chick-fil-A captivated the internet and drove record sales. Then they became a logistical headache. Source: NYTimes.com Date: Aug 29, 2019 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/29/business/popeyes-chicken-sandwich-shortage.html Questions for discussion: What does the report say what happened? Was this a “problem”? Do you think it was planned? What should the firm do about the… Read more »

SPOS #685 – Roger Dooley On The Power of Friction

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Description: Here it is: Six Pixels of Separation – Episode #685 – Host: Mitch Joel. Simply put: Roger Dooley is a really nice human being. His latest book is Friction – The Untapped Force That Can Be Your Most Powerful Advantage. Prior to that he authored, Brainfluence – 100 Ways to Persuade and Convince Consumers with Neuromarketing  and The Persuasion Slide. He writes… Read more »

Whole Foods CEO on plant-based meat boom: Good for the environment but not for your health

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Description: There are currently two main, buzzy players in the plant-based “meat” market: Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods. Source: CNBC.com – video report Date: Aug 21, 2019 Link: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/08/21/whole-foods-ceo-john-mackey-plant-based-meat-not-good-for-your-health.html Questions for discussion: What is happening in the alternative-to-meat industry? Why is this industry growing in popularity? Where do you see developments heading over the next… Read more »

How to Cultivate a Cohesive Brand Through Micromessaging

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Description: An Interview with Dave Grzelak of The Shipyard.. Marketers want to create data-driven experiences for two big reasons: They believe customers want them, and there’s a growing need to justify investments based on results. Source: eMarketer.com Date: Aug 21, 2019 Link: https://www.emarketer.com/content/how-to-cultivate-a-cohesive-brand-through-micromessaging Questions for discussion: What does Dave Grzelak say to marketers? Do you… Read more »