When you think about land development, depending on your level of involvement, exposure, and to some extent politics, you’ll likely be somewhere on the spectrum of “greedy big bad business owner who scrapes the land bare of its character” to “engine of growth and opportunity building the roads, bridges, schools we take for granted will… Read More
Last week at the International Builders Show (#IBS2019) I was privileged to host a conversation with Luke Sherwin, co-founder of Casper the online mattress company and Koda Wang, former Chief Customer Officer of Rent-the-Runway Read More
In this year’s Super Bowl, the LA Rams met the Patriots. Both teams trained hard and ran plays to bring their best game. In the months leading up to the big game, a small creative agency, David Miami, dug down deep and created three of the coveted Super Bowl ads that many say are more fun than the game itself. Read More
Years ago, I asked one of my mentors what his top trait was when looking for a new team member. He answered immediately – “curiosity.” At the time (24-years-old and working in the ski industry) I had no idea of the real meaning and impact behind his words. He was the best leader I’d ever… Read More
Jon Swallen, Chief Research Officer for Kantar Media, quoted in AdAge (October 2018) says, “Beauty brands are trying to court and develop the next generation of customers. These are customers who love the luxury experience, but don’t necessarily want the price tag. It’s not simply the price point that determines the (luxury) tag, but a… Read More
Marketing—no matter whether you follow the outdated “4 Ps” approach or a more integrated customer-centric one—is typically concerned with customer acquisition, satisfaction, retention and… Read More
Whatever you call it, it looks like @yourgate is piloting its new product and service in San Diego Airport, and I wish I’d seen this before I ordered my burger bowl at The Counter en route to Denver today. Read More
At the International Builders Show in Orlando this week I got to share the stage in a Spotlight session with six amazing design and creative professionals. Our task was to share 60 design ideas in 60 minutes. Read More
After a little over two years in my safe keeping, the $5 bill I found randomly tucked into the rim of a baseball cap in the Life is good store in the Seattle-Tacoma Airport has finally found its rightful, deserving home. Read More
You don’t get to know about the lasts. Because they can’t tell you.
They just happen.
Near the end, the space between them becomes strangely physical. Read More