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Marketing Has Lost Its Way?!

A Thinker’s 50 writer takes aim at marketing, especially the way that businesses are pushing prices as far as they can, even when signs of distress in the world are everywhere.  I know Umair from his writing about economics.  Thanks for reading Above Average Intelligence: Dave Wakeman’s Newsletter! Subscribe for free to receive new posts […]
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The First Step: Diagnosis

Hey!  Maybe a year or so ago, I put together a piece collecting my ideas from working with some of the biggest sports brands in the world and what I learned about doing proper market research from working with teams in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and the United States on some research from 2020-2022.  The key takeaway […]
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New Ideas Can Come From Anywhere

Hey! I’ve done more market research projects in the last 3 years than I ever had before. The big key: look at your research and insights as directional information, but not as the end all of your decision-making process. A second key idea that usually trips up people is the idea that “You are not […]
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Growth/Change/Profits: A Process

Hey!  If we are studying growth, profitability, and change this year, we could begin by looking at this The Wall Street Journal piece about the turnaround artist, Jim Harbaugh.  I start here because the article points out that there are two kinds of turnarounds: I’ve been involved in this before: In the article, the author points out […]
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Are You Interesting? A Case Study-ish!

I love the work of Louis Grenier.  He’s the guy behind EveryoneHatesMarketing.com What I really appreciate is Louis’s daily email about things related to “standing the fuck out” in his words.  This morning, he sent one about how do you have a lot of interests and put them together in a way that makes you interesting.  It is […]
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Start the Year Off with Strategy…

Sign up here and get this when it first posts to LinkedIn. Thank you for reading! Happy New Year. As the title of the newsletter might lead you to believe, we are focusing on profitability, opportunity, and growth here… One thing I spent a good deal of time talking about and thinking about in 2023 […]
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