Forrest Gump for President

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However, after carefully considering the current candidates, I have decided to vote for Forrest Gump. Bob's blog entries All-American football play on Alabama’s national championship football team Forrest Gump for President Medal of Honor New Hampshire Paul ("Bear") Bryant President Lyndon Baines Johnson Tom HanksIn 1972 during the presidential primary campaigns, a reporter asked a little old lady in New Hampshire whom she was going to vote for. Her reply? “I I never vote.

Complimentary Resource – Forrester Research Report: The Business Impact of Mobile Engagement

Strategy Driven

Forrester Research Report : The Business Impact of Mobile Engagement. Click here for more information on Forrester Research Report : The Business Impact of Mobile Engagement. Relate Articles: Complimentary Resource – Forrester Report: E-Signatures Q&A.

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Is Your Business's Digital Communication Culture Working?

Great Leadership By Dan

Guest post from Daniel Patrick Forrester : Too often leaders of companies fail to recognize the Pavlovian habits of constant connection and the opportunity cost of think time and ingenuity that it creates. Author Bio: Daniel Patrick Forrester is the Founder and CEO of THRUUE.

Are You Making the Most of Mobile Communication? The Time Is Now.

Engaging Leader

In their recent book, The Mobile Mind Shift, authors Ted Schadler, Josh Bernoff, and Julie Ask of Forrester […]. Guest post by Joe Loya. Communication is changing rapidly.

R “Ray” Wang: An interview by Bob Morris

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R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst and CEO of R “Ray” Wang is the Principal Analyst and CEO of Silicon Valley- based Constellation Research. He’s also the author of the popular business strategy and technology blog, “A Software Insider’s Point of View” The blog provides insight into how disruptive technologies and new business models… Read More R “Ray” Wang: An interview by Bob Morris.


How Does Your Garden Grow?

Lead Change Blog

Forrest Gump once shared that his mama told him “Life was like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re gonna get.” I think that “Great leaders are like avid gardeners. They know what crops they intend to grow, and plan accordingly.”. Leadership Development Garden Growth Nurture

One CEO???s Reflections On Measuring Impact And Purpose

Tanveer Naseer

The following is a guest piece by Daniel Patrick Forrester. Daniel Patrick Forrester is the Founder and CEO of THRUUE. Over the last ten years I have seen a movement happening within for-profit organizations.

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Forrester’s Social Technographics Shows Decline in Online Social (and Forum) Activity in 2010

Managing Communities

Jackie Rousseau-Anderson of Forrester has a run down of the 2010 update of their Social Technographics data. In short, they poll U.S. conumers based on their online social activity and then place them into categories. These categories are: Creators: Publish a blog, publish your own web pages, upload video you created, upload audio/music you created and/or [.].

‘Good’ Is Not Enough

Lead Change Blog

Prior to joining Forrest Performance Group (FPG) in his current role as human performance strategist, Jamey served in a senior leadership capacity with The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company. Nearly three-quarters of a customer’s loyalty is determined by how that customer is treated.

Best Leadership Books of 2011

Leading Blog

Consider : Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking In Your Organization by Daniel Patrick Forrester. W E HAVE more recorded information about leadership now than at any other time in history. Most of it deals with the surface turbulence, which is important but not complete. In all of this information there is the sense too, that perhaps we have lost the wisdom we need and that maybe some new thing will help us to avoid what we already know and don’t want to do.

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Eric Siegel: An interview by Bob Morris

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Eric Siegel, PhD, founder of Predictive Analytics World and Text Analytics World, and Executive Editor of the Predictive Analytics, makes the how and why of predictive analytics understandable and captivating. In addition to being the author of Predictive Analytics: The Power to Predict Who Will Click, Buy, Lie, or Die, he is a former […].

Social Media Doesn’t Make the Cash Register Ring

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Karl's blog entries Dallas Morning News Facebook first friday book synopsis Forrester Research Gamestop Gap Grapevine J.C. As with many of you, we have a presence on Facebook for the First Friday Book Synopsis. Many of you are members of the group that we established. It is fun to interact with you through that group every day. It is important to remember that Social Media has limits as to what it can [.].

Consider: Harnessing the Power of Reflective Thinking in Your Organization

Leading Blog

Author Daniel Patrick Forrester states, “ Stepping away from the problem—and structuring time to think and reflect—just may prove the most powerful differentiator that allows your organization to remain relevant and survive …. But what emerges from Forrester’s research is the fact that we can’t afford not to. Forrester interviewed Sarah Sewall who worked with General Petraeus and others to rewrite the military’s counterinsurgency doctrine.

Complimentary Resource – Top 10 Trends in Email, Mobile & Social Marketing

Strategy Driven

Relate Articles: Complimentary Resource – Forrester Research Report: The Business Impact of Mobile Engagement. Top 10 Trends in Email, Mobile & Social Marketing. by Emailvision, Inc.

Think SoLoMo or SoCoLoMo – Social Commerce, Local & Mobile – For Digital Success

Modern Servant Leader

Forrester Research: US Cross-channel Retail Forecast 2011 to 2016. Forrester Research: US Online Retail Hits $200 Billion. Forrester Research: US eCommerce to Reach Nearly $300 Billion by 2015. In an evolving digital work place, it is critical for leaders to think of their products, services and leadership in terms of SoCoLoMo. This is a take off of the popular SoLoMo, which stood for So cial Lo cal and Mo bile, with the Co addition standing for Co mmerce and / or Co ntent.

B2B Salespeople Can Survive If They Reimagine Their Roles

Harvard Business Review

“Death of a B2B Salesman,” a new report from Forrester Research , lends urgency to the need for companies to rethink and radically transform their sales models by incorporating digital media into their processes.

Taking Another Look: Leading Minds on Reflection Part 4

Leading Blog

Daniel Patrick Forrester, Consider —Daniel Patrick Forrester, Consider. * * *. In the final part of this series, Marshall Goldsmith explains the relevancy of reflection in today’s world.

The Ultimate Nerd Show


I suspect that much of its appeal came from Jeremy Clarkson and Philippa Forrester I just discovered that there is a documentary on " The Making of Robot Wars."

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The clip is from the early days when Jeremy Clarkson was the host and Philippa Forrester was the interviewer Who can resist a good robot fight? That was the reasoning behind "Robot Wars." [The The program may have saved many a nerd from a life of crime.]

A gloomy picture of how business perceives CIOs

Crossderry Blog

I followed and commented on this Forrester article re: CIO/business perception , which Dan Muse (@dmuse) of posted on LinkedIn. Half the problem is that we don’t consistently come to the table with technology solutions for business problems/opportunities before being asked. In other words, we react and don’t anticipate what other functions will need. Either that, or we do it in fits and starts, especially if our proferred solution is shot down or unwelcome.

Mars Incorporated: A Sweet Place to Work

Coaching Tip

It is still 100% family-owned -- now by the three elderly offspring of Forrest Mars Sr., With about $33 billion in global revenue last year, Mars would be in the top 100 of the Fortune 500 , ahead of McDonald's, Starbucks, and General Mills. It employs 72,000 people, more than a third of them in America. .

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Taking Another Look: Leading Minds on Reflection Part 2

Leading Blog

Daniel Patrick Forrester, Consider In part two of this series, Tom Asacker philosophizes about the nature of reflection. His insights help us to understand that until we start to see our connection to reality, core changes rarely happen.

The Definitive Guide to Enterprise-wide Analytics Alignment

The Kini Group

In fact, Forrester Research shows that 20% of companies have transitioned to cloud-based accounting and financial tracking systems. Is the next statement true or false? Enterprise-wide analytics is REALLY difficult.

Integrated Marketing and Social Networks

Coaching Tip

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Taking Another Look: Leading Minds on Reflection Part I

Leading Blog

Daniel Patrick Forrester, Consider. John Kotter begins this series on reflection by talking about the need to develop a reflective habit and why we don’t. Are we spending our time on the right issues?

Taking Another Look: Leading Minds on Reflection Part 3

Leading Blog

Daniel Patrick Forrester, Consider In part three of this series, James Strock talks about the importance of taking time “off” from one’s customary activities. He also gives insight into gaining perspective through reflection.

Online Shopping Isn’t as Profitable as You Think

Harvard Business Review

Census Bureau, ComScore, eMarketer, and Forrester. When I argue that e-commerce isn’t likely to destroy innovative omnichannel retailers , I typically receive passionate responses. Am I really suggesting that the growth of e-commerce will slow before it annihilates most physical retailing?

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The Weekly Standard reviews Alan Forrest''s biography of Napoleon. View From the Ledge : Walks with Old Pepper. The trailer for " That Touch of Mink." Wally Bock on the most important thing his mother taught him. Cultural Offering : Precision and The Soldier''s Creed. Eclecticity Light : Where does he find this stuff ? Surprise! New Yorkers receive lesson in complex legislation. Anderson Layman''s Blog : Fun with photography.

The Unconscious Magic of Music

Building Personal Strength

I recently watched the movie, "Finding Forrester," starring Sean Connery and Rob Brown. The Connery character is a well-known but reclusive novelist (hints of J. Salinger) who reluctantly mentors a young basketball player who has literary talent.

Sales And Marketing Out Of Alignment? You're Not Alone

Six Disciplines

According to a new report by Forrester Research , only 8% of B2B (business-to-business) companies surveyed by Forrester Research said they have tight alignment between sales and marketing. The greatest obstacles to achieving tighter alignment between sales and marketing? 58% said long-term thinking by marketing vs. short-term thinking by sales. 46% said different goals and measurements between marketing and sales. and 45% said "not enough time".

Are We Experiencing A Technology Tsunami?

Rich Gee Group

What’s the impact on organizations like Symantec (virus), Gartner/Forrester (advisory), HP (printing), and Microsoft (operating systems)?

New Research: You're Doing Customer Experience Innovation Wrong

Harvard Business Review

In a recent Forrester survey of 100 customer experience professionals, nearly half of respondents said that their executive team''s strategy for customer experience is market differentiation. "Innovation" has become a buzzword in the customer experience field.

E-Commerce Is Not Eating Retail

Harvard Business Review

Over the past 20 years, e-commerce sales have grown to about 6% of total retail sales (excluding gasoline and food services) and about 11% of Forrester’s top 30 product categories. If the trend continues, e-commerce sales will increase from 11% of Forrester’s top 30 categories to about 18% by 2030—higher in some (such as music) and lower in others (such as food). The recent headlines about retailing are nothing if not provocative.

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Marshall: Education of a General 1880-1939 by Forrest C. At three o'clock in the morning of September 1, 1939, General George C. Marshall, acting Chief of Staff of the United States Army, was wakened by the telephone. He needed no more special knowledge to anticipate the news he was about to receive from the War Department than millions of his fellow citizens who had been living by their radios for days as their world moved toward war. Now it had happened and the word was official.

The Logic Behind Amazon’s Prime Day

Harvard Business Review

Forrester Research estimates Amazon loses $1 billion to $2 billion annually on Prime shipping costs. Amazon has boldly anointed Wednesday, July 15 as Prime Day. Most holidays revolve around religion, historical events, or appreciation for someone special. So what’s Amazon Prime Day?

Good Leaders Aren’t Afraid to Be Nice

Harvard Business Review

It only took me about three seconds to decide what to wear on the first day in my new gig as strategy director at Genuine Interactive, a digital marketing agency (jeans and a wrinkled linen shirt, duh). Deciding what books to take was a bit trickier.

What HoloLens Has That Google Glass Didn’t

Harvard Business Review

James McQuivey, principal analyst and vice president at Forrester, suggested that executives should sit up and pay attention to HoloLens. As an executive, you care about this because in Forrester’s Technographics survey data, there are 7.2 Courtesy of Microsoft.

What Apple Gets Right with Its Smartwatch

Harvard Business Review

My own research at Forrester Research has focused on synthesizing a much more complete and empirical description of people’s fundamental needs based on research in psychology, economics, and neuroscience. Forrester survey data shows that interest in wearing a wrist-based computing or sensoring device had grown from an already-high 28% in 2013 to an impressive 42% in 2014, all before the Apple Watch was a thing.

How Virtual Teams Can Create Human Connections Despite Distance

Harvard Business Review

Forrester Research’s Henry Dewing says some enlightened users are beginning to prefer to meet in their video and web conferencing platforms instead of in a physical conference room. In a recent Unify survey of knowledge workers, 79% of respondents reported working always or frequently in virtual teams, but only 44% found virtual communication as productive as face-to-face communication.

How Big Data Brings Marketing and Finance Together

Harvard Business Review

Forrester Research recently published a case study describing how USAA’s new partnership between marketing, finance and analytics has helped deliver better business insights.

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