market strategy

Marketing and sales: Siamese twins

At some point somebody has to sell something.

I didn’t want to leave this thought about selling something unaddressed because at the end of the day, the generation of profitable sales and a strong bottom line is everybody’s goal. The thing is, success comes much easier when you sell the right stuff to the right people. That’s why understanding your core business, your customers and your culture must drive the process of entrepreneurial thinking and innovation.

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Google’s Android Leverages Their Core (the second time around)

It was recently reported by industry tracker NPD that smartphones running Google’s Android software were the Q2 top sellers among consumers in the United States. It is an amazing feat for Google and it made me think about how innovative and savvy their move to the mobile market was…the second time around.

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Explore what you can be, not what you are

Intelligence is not always knowing the answer,it’s always asking the question.
– Maya Angelou

Do you know how your business will survive and grow over the next decade? Do you even know how to begin planning for the post-recession future?

I don’t so much care about the product you have sold for the past twenty years, or what you sell today; I want to understand the benefits that your company is already 90% capable of delivering, and how those benefits can change your customers’ lives. This is the 90% Rule. It can help you identify your most promising new markets.

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