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Who are the few who make the difference? Amongst the Few, Gladwell identifies Connectors – people with a special gift for bringing the world together – Mavens – experts, information-spreaders and campaigners – and Salesmen – the persuaders who … Continued
Malcolm Gladwell’s 2000 book links naturally with Seth Godin’s ideasvirus. It was described by the Daily Telegraph as “a wonderfully offbeat study of that little-understood phenomenon, the social epidemic”. He uses as examples Baltimore’s problem with syphilis, the Ride … Continued
Godin published this book in 2001 – effectively a model for building a customer base in the world of new media opportunities. Word-of-mouth has always been important and been able to create rapid growth of awareness, but in the internet … Continued
For Seth Godin the Purple Cow is the eighth P of marketing – along with Product, Price, Promotion, Place or route to market, People, Physical Presence (branding) and Process – and it stands for ‘Be remarkable’. Yes, he is cheating … Continued
Seth Godin’s interesting comment on the changed world of marketing is that the formula that worked well in the past – go for the vanilla flavour, the volume popular product that appeals to the mass market, and create a really … Continued
Seth Godin’s ‘Permission Marketing’ still focuses on what most small business would call large companies, but sings the praises of the flexibility of small business. I guess of the gurus he probably stands out as the one who is putting … Continued
This blog was written after the end of a series of the TV show: The Apprentice, and it started me thinking about the relevance of large business experience to small business, and started a series of blogs that provide a round-up … Continued