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Back to School: A Lesson on International Franchising
I recently had the privilege of returning to The Ohio State University, my alma mater, to assist...
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Helvetica Now
You see it all over, yet barely notice it. From Crate & Barrel to Target...
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If Privacy Is Important to You, Consider Switching to Firefox
March 17, 2018. The day the world began to approach technology more cautiously...
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Back to School: A Lesson on International Franchising

I recently had the privilege of returning to The Ohio State University, my alma mater, to…

If Privacy Is Important to You, Consider Switching to Firefox

March 17, 2018. The day the world began to approach technology more cautiously. Of course, I…

Helvetica Now

You see it all over, yet barely notice it. From Crate & Barrel to Target, from…

Culture: Living Your Brand

We have always said that a brand was more than an identity—it is who you are,…

How the Affordable Care Act is Growing Population Health

You are all probably aware of the challenges to the Affordable Care Act. The media and…

Showcasing a trip-of-a-lifetime

Great Lakes Cruise Company is the only travel company of its kind. ​ Great Lakes Cruise…

Looking Forward

Every year we go through the same ritual. Sometime in October, we begin thinking about the…

A Whopper of a Conference

Some things to note: I’ve never been to a marketing conference. Never been to NYC. Oh,…

Creating a Purpose-Driven Organization

A recent Harvard Business Review article on creating a purpose-driven organization leads off with Gerry Anderson,…

Is Your Franchise Aligned or Divided?

I was fortunate to hear Doc Cohen speak on the franchisor/franchisee relationship at the FaegreBD Franchise…