Fujifilm Succeeded Where Kodak Failed

Coaching Tip

Eastman Kodak was head and shoulders above all the others in the manufacture of photographic film when Fujifilm wasn't in 1963. From the 1980s into the 1990s, a persistent struggle with Kodak was waged for world market share. In 2001, the global demand for color film suddenly plunged.

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Developing A Better Standard Of Marketing

Strategy Driven

Developing a better standard of anything is essential when improving your business. Marketing is perhaps one of the most important elements to update within your business strategy from year to year. But how can you develop a better standard of marketing?

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Market Researchers Must Master Storytelling

Strategy Driven

Market research is an essential tool in developing and differentiating brands and services But the research business is rapidly being disrupted by the encroachment of SaaS competitors, emerging methodologies, lower pricing and easier consumer access.

Slow Decline of Eastman Kodak due to an Inability to Reinvent

Coaching Tip

The film giant gave us the "Kodak Moment," which persists as the quintessential photographic experience even though in today''s digital camera age "selfies" on smartphones are a major factor. That is why it has been so difficult to change Kodak''s corporate culture from film-based imaging to digital imaging. . Kodak Focus on Film. When Polaroid came onto the scene, Kodak improved the technology of its cameras, projectors, film and processing equipment.

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“Jobpocalypse” | How Robots Are Changing the Job Market


In these films, the robots gain consciousness, realize that humans are their enemy or simply unnecessary, and attempt to destroy them. What do you need to know about this development and how can you prepare yourself for this inevitability?

Five Reasons Why Market Research is Necessary for Your Business

Strategy Driven

You must have heard of a market research agency that examines factors that can affect your sales. This makes you wonder why it is crucial to carry out market research in the first place. What kind of people constitutes your niche market?

The Myth of Virality and What Marketers Can Learn From Justin Bieber

Strategy Driven

The current social strategy of many Marketing and Ad Agencies goes something like: “It doesn’t matter if the content is good, as long as we get a celebrity to tweet it, the thing will go viral!” The moral of the story for advertisers and marketers alike?

Joey Reiman: Part 2 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Over the past 25 years, Joey has worked with leadership at The Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s and Newell Rubbermaid, and has emerged as one of the nation’s foremost visionaries and leading authorities on thinking and marketing. Joey Reiman is CEO and founder of BrightHouse.

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Joey Reiman: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

Over the past 25 years, Joey has worked with leadership at The Coca-Cola Company, Procter & Gamble, McDonald’s and Newell Rubbermaid, and has emerged as one of the nation’s foremost visionaries and leading authorities on thinking and marketing. Joey Reiman: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris Joey Reiman is CEO and founder of BrightHouse.

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Using Video to Boost Online Sales

Strategy Driven

More families than ever are reporting that they no longer subscribe to any traditional TV package, instead choosing to stream all of the TV and films that they watch at home. Film some behind the scenes footage and let people in.

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The Big Picture of Business – Each Role Matters. The Value of Support Staff

Strategy Driven

Steven Spielberg had John Williams as music composer for his films. Study and utilize marketing and business development techniques. Every person in the company matters to its success. Every job is important, as is filling them with the best people for each job.

4 Ways to a Better Bottom Line

Lead Change Blog

A global mindset is a critical skill parallel to legal, marketing, sales, or strategy. By cultivating a true global mindset, individuals working around the world will be able to: Assess new markets. Leadership Development Global Mindset International Business

The Four Stops On the Way To Compelling Customer Story Content

Strategy Driven

Ask any experienced marketing professional about the top moves you can make to accelerate your marketing campaigns at any level of business, and an overwhelming majority will point to the weight that compelling customer testimonials carry.

Trust in Business Leadership

Coaching Tip

The Trusted Executive: Nine Leadership Habits That Inspire Results, Relationships and Reputation” helps leaders develop a strategy for building organizational trust. As late as 1976, Kodak accounted for 90% of film sales and 85% of camera sales in the United States.

What Inclusive Urban Development Can Look Like

Harvard Business Review

One of us is an urban theorist, the other a community-focused real estate developer. EDENS, of which the latter is CEO, has led the revitalization of the 45-acre Union Market district in Northeast Washington, DC. The Union Market challenge. Located on the east side of the NoMa train tracks, Union Market began as a working food production and distribution center in the 1930s. Developers have two primary ways to help create new and better jobs.

It’s Time to View Leadership as a Profession

Great Leadership By Dan

documentary film Jiro Dreams of Sushi tells the story of an 85-year-old. you watch this film yourself (it’s now available on DVD). As you will see in this film, Jiro is a professional in. I challenge you, upon watching the film and seeing how. theatrical film about him.

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You Need A Career ‘Bug-Out Bag’

Rich Gee Group

If you really want to understand what I mean — watch this film clip. Marketing Yourself — continue to write articles and speak at conferences to hone your message, develop your industry authority, and stay fresh.

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Social Media Leadership Rules

Lead Change Blog

Social media is much more than an opportunity for smart marketing. Thanks to his status of a social media celebrity, he started getting roles in independent films. Leadership Development Leadership Social Media

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Spice Up Business Prospecting with Video

Strategy Driven

This takes very little time and can be filmed with a camera at your desk. Entrepreneurship Marketing & Sales Online Marketing and Website Development business management Marketing and Sales online marketing and website development strategydriven video marketing

How to Thrive as an Introverted Self-Leader and Entrepreneur

Lead Change Blog

Use your self-reflective traits and analytical skills to capitalise on Gaps in the Market. This is a huge advantage (especially in competitive markets), as it helps you to recognize opportunities early and create an appropriate strategy to capitalize.

Ideas Are Not The Keys To Entrepreneurial Success

Tanveer Naseer

Disney didn’t think up animated films, or even amusement parks. No new idea comes formed ready for delivery to the market. Nobody has ever shown they have infallible, let alone reliable, instincts for anticipating how customers and markets receive new ideas.

Rookie Talent: Avoiding a Kodak Moment

Leading Blog

During most of the 20th century Kodak held a dominant position in photographic film, and in 1976, had an 89% market share of photographic film sales in the United States. Kodak began to struggle financially in the late 1990s as a result of the decline in sales of photographic film and its slowness in transitioning to digital photography. The lack of skill development and leadership development among Generation Y affects every generation.

Tune-in Tonight! SiriusXM Ch125 @ 9pm Eastern (6p Pacific)

General Leadership

Lori has had a successful career in marketing that has taken her from coast to coast and now enjoys acting, producing and championing projects she believes in. She has a cooking show in development & has recently written a children’s book.

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Personal Needs vs. Customer Relationships

Strategy Driven

Some compile complex Customer Relationship Management algorithms to develop and maintain these relationships. As in all interpersonal relationships, from friendships, to marriage, to company and client, trust and the promise of mutual benefits are the foundation for growth and development.

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Revisiting Our Masculine Side of Leadership :: Women on Business

Women on Business

Now, it is, in essence, a mystery story and a precursor of the Indiana Jones films. Categories : personal development Contact Sylvia Lafair, author of Dont Bring It To Work: Breaking the Family Patterns that Limit Success at sylvia@ceoptions.com.

LeadershipNow 140: December 2015 Compilation

Leading Blog

The Economist Films - The World in 2016. You always want to be the market leader. If you can’t say that, shrink the market segment until you can. Like us on Facebook for additional leadership and personal development ideas. Here are a selection of tweets from December 2015 that you might have missed: Validate your beliefs by @scedmonds. The Founder of TOMS on Reimagining the Company’s Mission. Emotional Awareness by @RCKahn.

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Are You Recognizing Your People’s Best Ideas?

Great Leadership By Dan

The system, originally developed by a British officer and shared with Sims, required reworking some machinery around the weapon and retraining sailors on how to fire the weapon. History is filled with tales of people developing great ideas, only to be rejected by their superiors.

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Leadership and Competition

N2Growth Blog

If you really want to understand a leader’s perspective on the market, ask them about their competition. If we didn’t study films and scouting reports, develop plays that would exploit match-ups, and execute our game plan we would lose…it was as simple as that.

The Big Picture of Business – The Realities of Branding… Slogans that Mislead

Strategy Driven

Business development. This is not written to take swipes at responsible branding, marketing and advertising. Branding is a sub-set of marketing, which is a sub-sub-set of corporate strategy. Cause-related marketing materials.

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Salespeople have questions, Jeffrey has answers.

Strategy Driven

Jeffrey, I am a marketing and sales rep for a company that sells emergency cleanup services. Jeffrey, My company helps small B2B businesses plan a video strategy and develop web series and webinars to tighten their bond with their customers. It should be about how they were reluctant, about how they thought the kid next door could do it, about how they thought the price was too high, about how they thought they were ugly on film.

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Want To Be The Best? Study Pixar. | Rich Gee Group

Rich Gee Group

Most of their films take three years to make. So I have a present for you this new year — a young Brazilian filmmaker spent 11 days watching Pixar’s assorted films, painstakingly selecting the more than 500 clips that make up this touching ode to the house that Toy Story built.

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The Big Picture of Business – Communications Reflect Your Strategy

Strategy Driven

Business development. Developing communications as a vital tool of business and life. This stymies employees’ professional development and hampers company productivity. This resurgence in photography comes after a conversion of the industry from film to digital.

What They Didn’t Teach You at Business School about Negotiation

Great Leadership By Dan

They developed a trusting relationship, laid their cards on the table, face up, and walked around Palo Alto trading crazy ideas. Rather than bargaining over film distribution agreements and intellectual property, they combined their imaginations to design an ecosystem of creativity. Next comes finding the best partners and developing trusting relationships. The creative teams he developed laid the foundations for today’s music, movie, and telecommunications industries.

Using Analytics to Predict Hollywood Blockbusters

Harvard Business Review

Disney's John Carter , which cost close to $275 million to produce, was tagged as a potentially huge, game-changing film. The marketing budget to cement that perception was nearly $100 million, but the opening weekend not only missed financial expectations, it flat-lined.

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Leadership Strategies: Are You a Davos Woman?

Women on Business

They discussed profit and loss margins, product development and the like. One quick note, at our past WELL programs we have used clips from the film “Mona Lisa’s Smile” to get deeper discussions going.

Why Storytelling Matters In Today’s Leadership

Tanveer Naseer

Why businesses need powerful narratives Storytelling is being increasingly utilized for building customer loyalty externally, as well as for motivating internal stakeholders and developing stronger connections among employees internally.

2017 Can Be Your Best Year Yet, Just Follow These 3 Steps

Steve Farber

It’s up to them to do the film study, put in the reps at practice, spend the time in the weight room, eat and drink the right things, and put themselves in the best position possible to make plays that will determine the outcome of the game. When I decided to expand my business, I knew I needed the right partners to help in several aspects of the endeavor: company structure, sales and marketing, instructional design, and access to investment capital.

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The Big Picture of Business: Business Strategy – Quotes on Business

Strategy Driven

Business development. Zanuck, film producer (1949). They don’t have a clearly unique product, but instead rally behind ideas that are not fully developed. Management remains isolated or unrealistic, possessing limited leadership development and people skills.

Using Analytics to Predict Hollywood Blockbusters

Harvard Business Review

Disney's John Carter , which cost close to $275 million to produce, was tagged as a potentially huge, game-changing film. The marketing budget to cement that perception was nearly $100 million, but the opening weekend not only missed financial expectations, it flat-lined. Disney admitted its studio would have an operating loss of $80-$120 million, making the film arguably the biggest flop of all time. Marketing Strategic planning Technology

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The Big Picture of Business- Flip Sides, Second Acts and Successful Careers

Strategy Driven

The Bacharach repertoire expanded, and he developed his signature musical style, along with lyricists such as Hal David. It was a stylized 1940’s film noir mystery, the epitome of style and glamour. Well-trained and experienced actors carried the plays and films.

Business Leadership Expertise: Give a Gift of Honoring :: Women on.

Women on Business

Strong yet Others are from books, films and politics.

The Disconnected Leader | N2Growth Blog

N2Growth Blog

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The harsh reality is that great numbers of leaders continue to operate in a vacuum by sequestering themselves away in the corner office and attempting to lead from afar. Trust me when I tell you that being out of touch is never a good position to find yourself in as the CEO. I rarely come across leaders who couldn’t benefit from being more meaningfully engaged on both a broader and deeper basis, and hope that today’ post will encourage you to do just that… ENGAGE. I have consistently espoused the value of walking the floor, dropping in for meetings on an impromptu basis, proactively engaging key stakeholders, and any number of other items that focus on raising your awareness. My advice to CEOs, regardless of whether you’re running a start-up or a Fortune 500 company, is to go see things for yourself. I think you’ll find that your view of the world will change dramatically when you rely upon your own observations, as opposed to what you read in a management report, or what you hear third or fourth hand in a meeting. Think about it…when you’re sitting in front of the board, on an analyst call, providing testimony, or speaking at the annual shareholder meeting, wouldn’t it be great to actually know what your talking about as opposed to interpreting what someone else has told you? You know the issue of sequestered executives is a real problem when it’s main-stream enough to be made into a prime-time Reality TV show. While many have scoffed at the CBS show &# Undercover Boss, &# I believe it signals a very disturbing trend. When there’s enough intrigue to keep a film crew busy, enough &# ah-ha&# moments for disconnected CEOS, and enough shock and dismay to satisfy a nationwide TV audience then I submit to you that the issue we’re discussing today is a very real one…Many CEOs are simply out of touch with their businesses. So the real question is this…how does a CEO get to the point of being so disconnected from operations that he or she just doesn’t have a clue? The reality is that there are any number of reasons why this can happen, a few of which I’ve noted below: The Optimistic CEO : I have met a number of CEOs that simply choose to view the world through rose colored glasses. They will believe what they want to believe regardless of what they hear or what they observe. Even in the worst of times they believe nothing to be insurmountable. While optimism is generally a great quality for a CEO to possess, there is a point at which unbridled optimism can disconnect a person from reality. The Arrogant CEO : These CEOs believe they can will their view into reality in spite of circumstances, situations, or events. The arrogant CEO doesn’t value the input of line and staff management. These CEOs see management opinions as inconsequential, unless of course, they happen to be in alignment with their own beliefs and opinions. The Unaware CEO : These CEO’s will take any report or piece of information at face value. These CEOs are overly trusting, and often politically naive. They fail to seek clarification, validation, or proof supporting the information they have been fed. This is a very unhealthy state of mind for a CEO hoping to survive over the long haul. The Disconnected CEO : Unlike CEOs who understand how to leverage time and resources via delegation while remaining connected to management and staff, the disconnected CEO does just the opposite. They have reclusive tendencies which cause them to often completely abdicate responsibility and remain disconnected from management. Sticking one’s head in the sand will not make the circumstances of a particular situation go away, rather that type of thinking will likely on exacerbate the issue. If you’re a CEO with clouded vision and desire to change the view from the top it is critical that you maintain open lines of communication through a variety of channels and feedback loops. All good leaders maintain a connection and rapport with both line and staff. Furthermore, savvy CEOs are always working to refine their intuitive senses. A good CEO demands accountability and transparency. They challenge everything of consequence. They understand that acceptance of general statements and ambiguity, or blindness to hidden agendas will only contribute to limiting their vision… If you’re a CEO and you haven’t personally spoken with your top customers, suppliers, vendors and partners, you’re doing yourself and your company a great injustice. If your CFO handles all communications with your banking relationships, and your Chief Investment Officer handles all of your investor relations, you’re flat out missing the boat. If your CMO is making all of your brand decisions there will be h*ll to pay down the road. Moreover, in today’s litigious and compliance oriented world where the CEO is no longer out of reach, it’s just plain smart to take a more hands on approach. Remember that there is a major difference between delegating and abdicating responsibility. I think President Reagan said it best: “trust but verify.&# Let me be very clear…I’m not suggesting that you become a micro manager or that you stop delegating, I’m simply suggesting that you do the job the way it is supposed to be done. Great leaders champion from the front…they are not disengaged invisible executives. As the CEO you are the visionary, influencer, champion, defender, evangelist and you must have a bias to action. You can be none of these things as a recluse… Engaged leaders are very visible and very active leaders - they question, listen, assess an react. I can promise you one thing…If as a leader you don’t have a clear read on the pulse of your organization, it won’t have a healty pulse for very long. Please share your thoughts on today’s post by commenting below on the importance of leaders being actively engaged, and/or the pitfalls of having disconnected leaders. Share and Enjoy: View Comments [link] Gordon R. Clogston Mike, once again you have nailed it. We have no private offices. Everyone sits in open cubicles which are all roughly the same size. Job requirement determines the size. Mine is actually one of the smallest. Private conversations are accommodated by small conference rooms or a walk about the parking lot. Like yourself, I have long been an advocate of being highly visible and engaged. My style was dubbed MBWA (Management By Wandering Around) by one of my team members many years ago and it stuck. I often engage in the MBWA behaviors and though I am not the expert that my team members are, I have stepped in to help them whenever needed, and yes, on occasion when it wasn't, but our open and respectful environment allows them to say "I got it, thanks." Great article. [link] mikemyatt Hi Gordon: It sounds as if there is no "disconnect" in your organization. Being in touch with those whom you work with and/or lead is a powerful asset to those who use it. Thanks for stopping by and job well done Gordon. Marlyn Fantastic and right on Mike. I have always been an advocate of leading by being fully engaged, rolling up my sleeves and getting in the trenches with a team. Nothing worse than leading from an ivory tower and being disconnected from masses. Thanks for all the great articles! ~Marlyn~ [link] mikemyatt Thanks for the comment Marlyn. My suspicion is that your choices have made you an effective leader and one well regarded by your team. Best wishes for continued success Marlyn. moravecglobal Here's another example of disconnected leadership and the consequences for, in this case, students, faculty and taxpayers. A legacy of waste in UC Berkeley Chancellor’s Office: easily grasped by the public, lost on University of California’s President Yudof. The UC Berkley budget gap has grown to $150 million, & still the Chancellor is spending money that isn't there on $3,000,000 consultants. His reasons range from the need for impartiality to requiring the consultants "thinking, expertise, & new knowledge" Does this mean that the faculty & management of UC Berkeley – flagship campus of the greatest public system of higher education in the world – lack the knowledge, integrity, impartiality, innovation, skills to come up with solutions? Have they been fudging their research for years? continued moravecglobal continue…The consultants will glean their recommendations from faculty interviews & the senior management that hired them; yet $ 150 million of inefficiencies and solutions could be found internally if the Chancellor & Provost Breslauer were doing the work of their jobs (This simple point is lost on UC’s leadership). The victims of this folly are Faculty and Students. $ 3 million consultant fees would be far better spent on students & faculty. There can be only one conclusion as to why inefficiencies & solutions have not been forthcoming from faculty & staff: Chancellor Birgeneau has lost credibility & the trust of the faculty & Academic Senate leadership (C. Kutz, F. Doyle). Even if the faculty agrees with the consultants' recommendations – disagreeing might put their jobs in jeopardy – the underlying problem of lost credibility & trust will remain. (Context: greatest recession in modern times) Contact your representatives in Sacramento: tell them of the hefty self-serving $’s being spent by UC Berkeley Chancellor Birgeneau & Provost Breslauer. Let there be light! [link] Steve Farber I'd add one more, Mike: The Frightened CEO. Many of them are just plain scared to meet their own folks face to face and without a filter. For some, it's a lack of self-confidence in the communication arena; for others, they're afraid to be caught unawares on topics they should know about. And many other variations on the theme. Excellent post! [link] mikemyatt Hi Steve: Great catch – I have witnessed the same thing and should not have omitted this from my list. Thanks for stopping by Steve and have a great weekend. blog comments powered by Disqus Mike Myatt, Chief Strategy Officer N2growth Author/Moderator Facebook Twitter LinkedIn You Tube Blog Feed Favorite Posts Dont Negotiate.Facilitate Leadership and Opportunity Leadership & Political Correctness How To Make Great Leadership Decisions Buzzwords Arent All Bad Success vs. Significance Your Story Matters Service Above Self Capital vs. Influence Dealing with Tough Times The Lost Art of Brevity The Leadership Vacuum Shut-up & Listen Stop Selling and Add Value Social Media Influence The Influence Factor Ideas Dont Equal Innovation Indispensable? I Think Not. Whos Reading N2growth Twitter Updates mikemyatt: Poor work requries a lot of explanation beca. mikemyatt: RT thx @ArtieDavis @MarkOOakes @words4warrio. mikemyatt: RT @janemyatt Their sacrifice. 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Sub-Saharan Africa’s Most and Least Resilient Economies

Harvard Business Review

The past year has been difficult for many markets in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). It assesses SSA markets’ socioeconomic fundamentals and internal strength by looking at measures of political stability, trade exposure, economic diversification, wealth, and productivity.

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