“What I had to do was get in the box 500 times a season. 100 times I’d connect. 50 times the goalkeeper would save it. Half of the rest would go in and 25 goals a season would do me – just by making sure I got in the box 500 times”
Jimmy Greaves, England football international
(H/T Dave Trott)
Innovation is less about producing something new, and more about enabling something new and important for customers
Clayton Christensen, strategy expert
“The most powerful way to get someone to believe something is not to show them facts, because facts can be interpreted in different ways. It’s to make their income or approval in a social circle depend on believing it.”
A brand without trust is just a product, and a product can be replaced
Keith Weed, CMO, Unilever
…an observation framed in such a way that it changes understanding of the situation and suggests action
Jem Fawcus, CEO – Firefish
“Our findings confirm the conventional wisdom that creativity matters: Overall, more-creative campaigns are more effective – considerably so … a euro invested in a highly creative ad campaign had nearly double the sales impact of a euro spent on a noncreative campaign.”
Werner Renartz, Professor of Marketing at the University of Cologne & Peter Saffert, research associate at the University of Cologne in Germany. via Harvard Business Review
There may be a gap in the market, but is there a market in the gap?
Andrey Ivanov, Business Games podcast
Don’t start with what you want people to do. Start with what people want to do.
Dave Trott, advertising legend