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Strategy Question - What Makes Your Brand Unique?

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Mon, Jan 4, 2021

Let’s take two quick surveys today.

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Topics: strategy, competitive advantage, Strategy - How, Differentiation Strategy, Competitive Strategy, 3HAG WAY

Your Business Culture Creates Belief Structure

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Feb 19, 2014

Do you believe you’re a prisoner to your genes?  Is your family’s past afflictions, diseases, and maladies a prediction of your future? 

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Growth, People, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, The Advantage, Business Culture, competitive advantage, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself: How to Lose

Brand Ideals - A 400% ROI - Identify Your Competitive Advantage

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Thu, May 24, 2012

In our last blog Grow Author Jim Stengel “Great Leadership Follow Common Practices” we discussed the five leadership practices great leaders follow and learned: Maximum growth and high ideals are not incompatible. They’re inseparable.

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Topics: Acute Myeloid Luekemia, Business Growth, leadership, Grow: How Ideals Power Growth and Profit at the Wo, The Advantage, competitive advantage

Business Differentiation Requires Work Process Flow Charts

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Mar 21, 2012

Few of us really know what we are capable of achieving. 

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Topics: Discipline, Work Process Flow Charts, competitive advantage, benchmarks

Ten Transforming Questions – PHX Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Wed, Nov 2, 2011

Who is the founder, president, chief executive officer (CEO), and chairman of the board of one of the largest corporations in the world whose annual detachment exercise helped him to come up with an idea that transformed his business and industry?  I’m sorry.  I’m afraid I’m going to make you wait until my next blog. 

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Topics: meeting rhythms, Growth Summit, competitive advantage

Bob Parsons - Learning Is a Competitive Advantage – Phx Growth Summit

Posted by Douglas A Wick on Tue, Oct 25, 2011

The first day of the Fortune Gazelles Growth Summit is an avalanche of information.  I’ve already collected 18 pages of notes containing many incredible insightful ideas for you to apply to your business. 

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Topics: Pearsons Law, Growth Summit. Learning, competitive advantage

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