Competitive strategy is about being different. It means deliberately choosing a different set of activities to deliver a unique mix of value.
… The essence of strategy is choosing to perform activities differently or to perform different activities than rivals.
Michael Porter, the godfather of modern business strategy
List the top ten most important things you can do – start with number one
Frederick Taylor‘s advice to Andrew Carnegie, retold by Richard Rumelt in ‘Good Strategy / Bad Strategy’
it’s helpful, in the context of marcomms effectiveness, to separate ‘liking’ from ‘wanting’ as they’re different neural pathways. It’s perfectly possible to like something yet not want it.
Phil Barden, author – decoded
You’re only going to be as good as the stuff you surround yourself with
Austin Kleon, writer and artist
Successful persuasion depends on an audience’s being able to identify with the speaker
Sam Leith, rhetoric expert
You wouldn’t seek advice about condoms from the Pope
Guillermo del Toro, Film Director
Mild emotions don’t tend to go viral.
Andre Redelinghuys, Founder – Attention Labs
The cure for boredom is curiosity. There is no cure for curiosity.
Dorothy Parker, poet & writer