Category: Strategic Planning

What’s Ahead for Los Angeles? ‘Unprecedented’ Access to Capital

What’s Ahead for Los Angeles? ‘Unprecedented’ Access to Capital
Plus the Appeal and Challenges of Recognized Opportunity Zones On January 22, 2019, the Los Angeles Business Journal held a half-day 2019 Economic Forecast & Trends Summit, introduced by Anna Magazanyan, Publisher and CEO.  The summit included three panels: Federal Tax Reform Real Estate Economic Markets and Access to Capital One theme that emerged was the case... Read more »

What’s Ahead for the Future of Space?

What’s Ahead for the Future of Space?
Of CubeSats, Large Scale Gravity Lens, Space Gloves and More At a presentation given to the MIT Club of Southern California at The Aerospace Corporation, CEO Steve Isakowitz shared what we can expect for the future of space. As a parent of an MIT student, I was thrilled to attend the event at the company’s El Segundo,... Read more »

#1 AR Power Brand Pokémon Go Drives Enduring Appeal

#1 AR Power Brand Pokémon Go Drives Enduring Appeal
App Engages and Re-engages Light, Medium and Serious Users According to Apptopia, Pokémon Go ranks among the Top 10 Grossing Games as of September 2018. This augmented-reality game exploded in popularity upon its 2016 release as an iOS and Android app, and continues to dominate the market. In the last two years, players have spent $2... Read more »
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Making Cross-Functional Teams Work: Going on a Customer Safari with an Agile Team

Making Cross-Functional Teams Work: Going on a Customer Safari with an Agile Team
Agile is the popular software development methodology that is making its way into business team circles. Safari is the proven positioning and new product qualitative optimization process developed by the Cambridge Group. Although developed by very different professionals, the two methodologies share many similar elements and goals, especially the primacy of cross-functional teams to the... Read more »

LEGO AR-Studio: Augmented Reality Brings New Adventures to World’s Most Valuable Toy Brand

LEGO AR-Studio: Augmented Reality Brings New Adventures to World’s Most Valuable Toy Brand
LEGO was ranked the world’s 91st most valuable brand by Forbes in 2017, and the world’s most valuable toy brand, according to Brand Finance Toys 25 2018 report, ahead of My Little Pony, Monsters High, Nerf and Fisher-Price. Despite this brand success, the company reported an 8% decline in sales and a 17% decline in... Read more »

Patients Take Control with Retail Health Care

Patients Take Control with Retail Health Care
Retail Health Clinics, Self-Care with OTC Meds, and Pharmacist Counseling Often Replace Primary Care Physicians If you experience difficulty getting timely access to your doctor, you’re not alone. A Commonwealth Fund Survey reports that 73% of Americans feel the same way. Over the last two decades, several market forces have aligned to bring health care... Read more »
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How to Attract Financially-Savvy Gen Z to Your Workforce

How to Attract Financially-Savvy Gen Z to Your Workforce
Gen Z, who are currently about 8-22 years old, are the future of our workforce. Very soon, if not already, employers will be seeking to hire the cream of the older part of this crop. One effective recruitment tool could be adding student loan repayment assistance as a benefit. A new study by IonTuition of... Read more »

B2B at the Pharmacy: Adding Value by Helping Customers Do More

B2B at the Pharmacy: Adding Value by Helping Customers Do More
Pharmacies are busier than ever. Walgreens, the largest drug retailing chain in the US, is ranked in the top five retailers for visitors and foot traffic. The retail pharmacy is an increasingly popular format that offers ever-expanding service options. Recently, I had occasion to visit my local CVS MinuteClinic for a flu shot, and found... Read more »

What You Need to Know About Gen Z Right Now

What You Need to Know About Gen Z Right Now
Fresh from my panel at the Marketing to Gen Z Conference in New York, I reached out to several business contacts that I thought would be eager to hear about this up-and-coming generation. Instead, I was met by assumptions and a lack of curiosity about these consumers born between 1996-2010. My main takeaway for my... Read more »
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Think the B2B World is Going Mobile? Not Exactly.

Think the B2B World is Going Mobile? Not Exactly.
Cutting Edge B2B Developers Explain Why Mobile Isn’t Their Focus I recently went on a hike with developers from several tech start up firms based in Silicon Beach (Southern California). These start-up founders mentioned that mobile may get all the buzz, but desktops are still the tool of choice for their B2B customers. One augmented... Read more »
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