When my wife and I were first married, we lived in the North Park area of San Diego. Once a second child was on the way we knew we needed to find a better living situation, so we left. That was right at the beginning of the explosion of the craft beer scene. There is … Continue reading As craft beer industry matures, increased call for “Collaboration not Litigation”
I am afraid that I must agree with Steve Tobak on his bewilderment over Zappos' bizarre experiment in business management known as Holacracy: Here’s what I don’t get. How can a system be billed as a self-governing and non-hierarchical democratized version of the corporation when, in practice, it’s actually the most rigid, tedious, bureaucratic, and … Continue reading Has Zappos finally jumped the shark with its wacky management practices?
Over at Adweek, Jason Snyder has a great piece on who the real target demographic might be for marketing: robots. Whoever is closest to the consumer controls the conversation. But it's not you who's closest—it's the machines. The good news for marketers is that unlike fickle, demographic-defying consumers, robots are consistent—staying true to their programming. … Continue reading Is your marketing ignoring one of the most important yet overlooked target demographics?
San Diego has been at the epicenter of the microbrewery and craft beer scene since the beginning. The neighborhood my wife and I lived in when we were first married went from being an affordable place to rent an apartment, to becoming the scene for artisanal brews. The hookers have been mostly displaced by hipsters. … Continue reading How much of an impact is craft beer to the San Diego region? 6,200 jobs and $600-million per year
The folks at Source for Consulting have been publishing insight on the consulting industry since 2007. Unlike a lot of firms that focus on the industry, Source for Consulting insists on a global perspective. Fiona Czerniawska, co-founder of Source for Consulting, discusses research on business models in a recent post: Our research last year suggested … Continue reading What is the best business model for consultants in 2015?