January 22, 2020

"I don't have any prepared remarks...and I'm actually not that rich" - Steven Chu mused at a University of Rochester dinner honoring a professorship in his name.  Yes, he was Secretary of Energy during the Obama administration and a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize...

September 3, 2019

Japan is a deeply layered society, complex in social-cultural norms and economic challenges.  Whether you are entering Japan for the first time as a start-up or have had a long-time in-country presence, successful integration, appeal and traction of a brand, product or...

July 8, 2019

Salt Lake City Utah - not the typical rendezvous joint to find the likes of Obama, Richard Branson, or Oprah, but there they all somehow converged to share their personal journeys to an audience of 11,000 attendees at the X4 Qualtrics Conference.  For obvious reasons,...

Courage - it's something that builds resilience and perseverance, but not without costs.  It could have been that bully, or the test you failed, or an unrequited crush, somehow you mustered up the courage to get back out there to try for another day.  Overtime, our ris...

April 11, 2018

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Why are people, Millennials to Baby Boomers, opulent and pinched, artistic and techie, academic and corporate, coming from all walks of the world to experience Burning Man?  Why would so many people spend an enormous amount...

February 23, 2018

Using Social Media Yammer Online Groups to Reach Your Customers Wherever They Are in the World

February 6, 2018

Know the pitfalls of NPS before you implement. Simple ways to link financials to loyalty.

January 18, 2018

It was a scene from Disney's Beauty and the Beast, where an awestruck Belle is gifted the grand library and overcome with love and gratitude.  That's what I felt the moment I stumbled onto the new public library at the epicenter of the Starfield COEX Mall in Seoul - So...

May 1, 2013

​During my time living and working in Vietnam, I had the great fortune to be exposed to a cross border project that looked into the life of how people incorporated the digital footprint in their lives.  My colleague, Christophe, a seasoned researcher and anthropologist...

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