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By Dick Maggiore and Mark Vandegrift


Recommendations for Strengthening Stark County

An important report about recommendations for strengthening Stark County has huge ramifications for those of us who live, work and play here.

Social Division and Corporate Social Responsibility

We care more today about supporting companies whose values are aligned with our values. Corporate social responsibility is important.

Mickey Mouse Differentiation in Business

Winning brands are desirably different in consumers’ minds. Differentiation in business is what helps them win.

Extensive Business Growth

Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft are in a five-horse race to dominate global business.

Businesses Merging Data and Creative

Like scientists, many business folks have a deep-rooted belief that if they have all the information — all the data — they’ll be able to come up with the precise…

Businesses Building an Economic Moat



Marketers have heard for generations that 80 percent of our business comes from 20 percent of our customers, but a strong case can be made that this generalization doesn’t much…

Local Grocers vs Amazon and Whole Foods

Amazon has become the “everything for everybody” retailer, which in positioning parlance means it’s the opposite of the focused specialists. Amazon and Whole Foods getting together solidifies this.

Differentiation Needed for Strategic Leadership

The foundation for effective strategic leadership is thinking through your organization’s difference, defining it and establishing it, clearly and visibly...

Why Support Local Retail



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