Back in 1999, when I worked at an ad agency, there was a new kid on the block. Some called her the “World Wide Web,” while others simply referred to her as “The Internet.” Either way, it looked like this gal would be the next big thing. Of course the folks I worked for didn’t […]
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Success is 99% failure. – Soichiro Honda, Founder, Honda Motor Corp. As some of our readers know, Kinesis recently had the good fortune to be awarded as one of Portland’s Top 100 Fastest Growing Private Companies. I’m extremely proud of our team, and humbled by the accomplishment. Interestingly, while this milestone is about “success,” I’m […]
At Kinesis, we love a great story. Especially when it involves local entrepreneurs who defy the odds. People who know me know that I’m passionate about great design, architecture, and green building; I’m always on the lookout for outstanding Portland firms. While there are many exceptional artisans, few combine their craft with savvy marketing like […]
You might be surprised to know that I enjoy mopping. Yep. Cleaning the floor. Vacuuming, too. Both great. There’s something liberating about getting every last speck of dirt out of my life. Call me compulsive. Sponge-on-a-Stick Technology You might also be surprised to hear that the basic concept of this thing I love to do […]
Hopefully you’ve read Part 1 of this series and I’ve convinced you that your company must gather testimonials on a regular basis, as well as given you specific ideas for how to leverage them. The next thing that I would like to provide you with is a systematic approach to soliciting testimonials from your clients […]
Become a Great Business Networker As a leader, you know the importance of developing a business network. You may have even read our recent post on the exponential power of increasing your network connections. Unfortunately, while the words “business network” evokes images of win-win relationships, the term “networking” often elicits rolled eyes and groans. Can […]
Most owners understand the importance of business networks. But few realize there’s actually powerful math behind the value of these social networks. Read on to learn how growing a network really works, and one way Kinesis has leveraged our own mini-network of business owners.
Every wonder what happens when you try to use “marketing” to fix a bad strategy? BlackBerry is set to show us just how well that works.