The Prince and the Politician
Uber Invents... The Taxi Rank
A contrast in approaches between the royal and the socialist. Jeremy Corbin, leader of the opposition Labour Party in the United Kingdom, seeks an America that embraces social equity and respect for the environment. HRH Prince Charles shares that passion for the environment (one presumes social equity, but one can argue that’s a hard case to make as a hereditary royal…).
So, the Prince and the Politician have a common goal: influence President Trump to take climate change seriously, and re-engage with the Paris Climate Accords. How they approach that goal is entirely different.
Meeting Customers Where They Are: A More Authentic Approach to Consumer Research
After a trial in Bangalore, Uber is now launching a new “innovation” at Portland Airport of a line where Uber customers stand and take the next available Uber car. Sound familiar? Yes, this is simply the taxi rank with digital payments and GPS tracking.
Did You Spend the Holidays Caregiving?
You may have noticed our team posting photos of a bright and shiny Airstream trailer the past few months. You’re probably wondering, what the hell are they up to now?
Reading for Conflicted Times
If you did. We’d love to talk with you. Early in 2019 we’ll be hosting in-person focus groups at Canvas, along with national phone-based interviews with those who are part of the “sandwich generation”. I.e. those who are simultaneously raising children and caring for aging (grand) parents. We’re particularly interested to those who are also trying to hold down careers.
We’re piloting a range of products and services…
Something's in the Water
We were asked recently, after one of our talks on negotiation, whether a negotiation program at an eminent business school was worth the investment. While we're never going to argue against investing in education, as pre-work we pointed them to some great reading. We're frequently asked to recommend authors. For these times when we need resolutions to many conflicted issues, here's a quick rundown of homework reading.
When the Outcome is Nothing
2019 marks the 400th year observance of Jamestown, Virginia, and specifically, the earliest record of enslaved Africans arriving in 1619 to a strange new world - the tumultuous beginnings of a nation-state later called the United States of America.
Jan 21-22, bridging Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and the National Day of Racial Healing, Initiatives of Change USA hosts Something's in the Water.
Upper Left Coast (then to the Big Salty Lake) - Interested in Hosting Us?
We spend much of our days talking to clients and audiences about the need to focus on the outcome. And sometimes the outcome - whether in foreign affairs, social affairs, or business - can be stability. It's hard to measure when you have it. We defer to the Norwegian Military to tell it better than we can.
We call her Tenacity - named after the tenacious group of people in corporate-land, in Airstream HQ ,and a raft of creative partners that made her a rapid reality. She’s traveling the Pacific Northwest currently…