Innovate or Die: The Cost of Arrogant Cultures

Peter Drucker famously wrote “innovate or die.” Firms that do not look to the future while leading the present are very likely to slide into obsolescence. In our practice, we have our share of clients that are leaders in their space, yet look to us for strategic...

Your Firm’s Purpose Should Define “Why” it Exists

Your firm’s purpose describes the unique value it brings to the world. It’s the core of your strategy. It determines who you are, why you matter. It should be clear and easy for stakeholders to understand because your overall strategy flows through it.   What...

Five Ways the NRA Show Addresses 2022 Uncertainty

The National Restaurant Show made its return in May 2022. Our staff was able to make it on the first day of the show, and from our perspective, the show is about 80% back to where it was pre-Covid. What is clear upon entering the exhibits is the diversity of solutions...
It’s No Accident C-Stores Resemble Fast Casual Concepts

It’s No Accident C-Stores Resemble Fast Casual Concepts

A Lot Has Changed Since the Days of the 1980s Gas Station As ridiculous as it might sound to anyone who remembers the days without iPhones, convenience stores are shedding their image of the old-line gas station. I often quote the famous line from the movie Vacation,...