Month: February 2015

Dr. James Canton

Dr. James Canton- Future Smart

Dr. James Canton-Future Smart: Managing the Game-Changing Trends that Will Transform Your World Game-changing trends are coming in business, technology, workforce, economy, security, and environment. Climate change, energy demand, and population growth will redefine global risk and power. Exponential new technologies will emerge in digital money, mobile commerce, and big data. An explosive new middle […]

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Good Mischief – Blazing a Trail

“Whether your ship is big or small, always blaze a trail.” I believe in trail blazing and leaving a legacy. It is the air that I breathe. Whether your company is the industry leader or you are a new entrant, or somewhere in between, adding incremental features or benefits to your prospective clients just isn’t […]

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Team Mischief – Who is your wing man?

A wing man is someone that will always stand by your side and who will have your back.  In this photo, even though the main airplane seems to be totally self-sufficient, with a huge radar component embedded in the fuselage, this pilot still needs his wing men. I am so blessed to have a number […]

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Marketing Mischief: Travelport 2014 Results – $3.5 billion left on the table

Travelport today broadcast their investor call to talk about their results.  I am struck by two things. First, Gordon Wilson shared that their “attachment rate” of a hotel to an air ticket is up to 43 hotel segments out of 100 air tickets sold.   While on the face, this sounds really wonderful, the focus on […]

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Anna Carroll

Anna Carroll-The Feedback Imperative

Anna Carroll-The Feedback Imperative: How to Give Everyday Feedback to Speed Up Your Team’s Success As a veteran in the business landscape, Carroll applies her extensive research and expertise in business consulting and psychology to The Feedback Imperative, illustrating how components such as brain science, generational trends, our information economy, limiting beliefs and organizational culture […]

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Dawn Fotopulos

Dawn Fotopulos- Accounting for the Numberphobic

Dawn Fotopulos-Accounting for the Numberphobic: A Survival Guide for Small Business Owners You wouldn’t drive a car with your eyes closed. Yet that’s essentially what you’re doing if you’re running your business without understanding the very basics of how to read your financial dashboard. Illustrated with wit and humor-Ron Bucalo, a 20 year Disney veteran, […]

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Brand Mischief – Just how many brands can one OTA manage before consumers catch on

We have all shopped at the grocery store and seen competitive brand such as Tide and Gain sitting next to one another on the detergent shelf, with one as a premium brand and one as a budget brand.   The same with Pampers and Luvs.   Makes sense.  Get the high end and the low […]

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IPO MIschief – The GDS Industry: An oligopoly where all three players have gone public twice. Really?

Consistently, as I look at the statistics on my blog, one of the top blogs is the one where I talk about the biggest GDS (Global Distribution System) company.  This week was no different.  I can only imagine that the rumors about Sabre buying Abacus are fueling the renewed interest in my 2011 blog “Who […]

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Execution Mischief – Choose your Tools Wisely

On Friday we talked about what happens when you develop a plan and do not have an execution plan. The statue of the bicycle was a visual representation of what can happen when you beautifully bind your plan and put it on the shelf. I loved one of the comments that I received via email […]

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Strategic Mischief – Confusing form with motion

When I saw this picture, I just had to write a blog about it. Ridiculous and beautiful at the same time, everyone knows that this bike is art, not transportation.  Having been a strategic consultant for some of the top companies in the travel industry for the better part of 20 years, I have worked […]

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